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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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Austin is Hot for the Peace Caravan!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 27th August, 2012 | 1 Comment

An American mother whose son recently disappeared in Mexico is comforted by a Mexican mother on the Caravan in Austin.Global Exchange Director of Organizing Kirsten Moller has joined the Caravan for Peace with Justice in Austin, TX. Kirsten shares some of her first experiences with us:
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Deep in the Heart of Texas – Who’s in the RV?

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico on 23rd August, 2012 | 4 Comments

Javier-Sicilia-on-Caravan-fGlobal Exchange Executive Director, Carleen Pickard continues to blog from the road as she travels with the Caravan for Peace through the (very hot) state of Texas.
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Deep in the Heart of Texas – the Caravan for Peace in El Paso

Posted by in Featured, Mexico on 22nd August, 2012 | 2 Comments

Welcoming the Caravan to El Paso!Global Exchange Executive Director Carleen Pickard joined the Caravan for Peace in El Paso, TX. She shares her first 24 hours, including a moving vigil honoring the victims of the War on Drugs.
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One Week On the Road with the Caravan for Peace

Posted by in Featured, Mexico, World News & Events on 21st August, 2012 | 4 Comments

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThree states, seven cities, and eight days later the Caravan for Peace continues to make its way across the United States on its month-long journey to urge the U.S. public to rethink the failed strategies of the War on Drugs. Read the report back from the first week of the Caravan.
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Peace Caravan Stirs Up Action in L.A.

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 14th August, 2012 | 3 Comments

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Peace Caravan started off in Southern California. Here’s what happened:
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Caravan for Peace Hits the Road

Posted by in Featured, Mexico on 9th August, 2012 | 2 Comments

Danes and MPJDOn Sunday, August 12th more than 80 Mexicans will cross the Otay Border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego, board a bus and drive to Friendship Park, the most southwestern point of the United States where the wall that separates our two countries stretches out into the Pacific Ocean.
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