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Mexico 2013: Hopes, Fears, and Six New-PRI Years

Posted by in Mexico on 13th December, 2012 | No Comments

Mexico's outgoing president, Felipe Calderon, left, gives a Mexican flag to Enrique Peña Nieto during the official transfer of command ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City. // AP PhotoThe Mexican Peace Caravan that crossed the United States last summer was bracketed between elections. It began in Tijuana, just six weeks after Mexico’s July presidential election, and concluded in Washington just six weeks before Obama’s re-election. Now, as 2013 is dawning, Mexicans can begin to see the outlines and true colors of their return to PRI rule.
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Take Back the Holidays!

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 26th November, 2012 | No Comments

Human-RightsWe all have our own ideas on what the holidays are all about. Family. Laughter. Good will. But corporate greed and commercialization? They certainly don’t make the list. It’s time to take back the Holidays. The true meaning of the season cannot be packaged in a box. So instead of taking part in the corporate craziness, try this.
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Huge Thanks to All Who Take Action for Social Justice

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Donor Profiles, Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 14th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

Lots-of-GX-thank-yousTo express our gratitude during this season of giving thanks, some Global Exchange staff members gathered recently to come up with a way to thank the people who make all of our work possible. Here’s the result:
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A Bright Candle in the Darkness

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 7th November, 2012 | No Comments

Peace Caravan candlesIn mid-August 2012 the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity – led by the mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers of Mexicans murdered and disappeared during the drug war – began its sojourn across the United States. Global Exchange Human Rights Program Director Ted Lewis reports back on what happened and what’s next.
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See What Happened on the Caravan for Peace

Posted by in Mexico on 18th September, 2012 | No Comments

main-1Bloggers, video journalists, photographers, media reporters, and social media types joined the victims of the drug war in Mexico as they crossed the United States this summer and generated fantastic graphic, video, and picture journals of the Caravan for Peace.
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Ten Days for Peace and Human Rights

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 13th September, 2012 | No Comments

white_houseAfter a month of visiting 25 cities across the United States to raise awareness about the War on Drugs, it has come to a close. However, the end of this cross-country trek does not signify the end, but rather the beginning a new partnerships, friendships, and a new way forward to change the policies of the this war that has hurt so many of us. Continue to join the Caravan for the next ten days as we declare it 10 Days for Peace & Human Rights from September 12-21.
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The Caravan for Peace Arrives in D.C., Speaking Truth to Power

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 12th September, 2012 | 3 Comments

photo: Caravan for PeaceThe Caravan has arrived in Washington, D.C. after a month on the road. From one coast to the next, we have listened to one another’s stories—learning how violence and fear has touched every part of Mexico—and to the stories of brave souls we met along the way. We have come to speak these truths to the power that resides within the nation’s gleaming capitol buildings.
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Caravan for Peace: 5760 miles later

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico on 11th September, 2012 | 1 Comment

benningAfter 25 cities, 5760 miles, and 30 days the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity is in Washington, DC for the final days of action, press conferences, and lobbying to bring a human face to the costs of the War on Drugs to our nation’s capitol.
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Faces and Names of the Caravan

Posted by in Featured, Mexico on 30th August, 2012 | 6 Comments

ladiesTraveling in two buses on the Caravan for Peace are 40 family members with their individual stories about their loved ones and one common goal to show the real costs of the drug war. Here are some of their stories.
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A Bi-lingual Breakdown of Caravan for Peace Slogans

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 28th August, 2012 | 3 Comments

Caravan chanters3Global Exchange Caravan for Peace intern Chelsea Brown translates some of the popular Spanish chants heard along the Caravan for Peace route and the history behind their meaning.
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