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Slaughter of Innocents

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

Mexican poet Javier Sicila on the Caravan for Peace this summer, 2012.Millions of anguished conversations about the murder of so many small children at a Connecticut elementary school have produced new resolve to do something. This new commitment to at least talk about gun restriction is heartening. Nevertheless, those, such as myself, who have watched previous waves of horror sweep in, and then recede in the wake of other gun-murder outrages, know we need a broad and resilient coalition against gun violence.
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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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Eight Mexicans Who Should Be Heard

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 14th December, 2011 | No Comments

MXPeacemovementIn the last year, an unprecedented number of Mexicans have received international recognition for their courageous work on behalf of migrants, workers, and the millions of victims of the country’s spiraling violence, institutional decomposition and appalling inequality. We profile some of these movement leaders, artists, grass roots organizers, labor leaders, and clergy people working in the front trenches of the struggle for human rights.
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Mexico’s Peace Movement Looks North of the Border

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 11th November, 2011 | No Comments

Sicilia_DPAAfter months of marches and caravans covering thousand of kilometers of Mexico’s highways and back roads, Javier Sicilia, other family members of murder victims, along with a small support team, traveled to Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA at the invitation of Global Exchange.
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Calderón breaks word to Javier Sicilia: Movement responds

Posted by in Mexico on 3rd October, 2011 | 1 Comment

acapulco whiteMexican President Calderón has broken his public pledge made to Mexican peace movement representatives to evaluate steps taken by the government since an internationally televised dialogue held in the Chapultepec Castle, three months ago.
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The Caravan to the South

Posted by in Mexico on 30th September, 2011 | 1 Comment

peace dove with boy jumpngLike the caravan that travelled through Mexico’s brutalized north to Ciudad Juarez last June, the caravan south was joined by hundreds of Mexicans determined to shine national attention on hidden sorrows and horrors caused both by long standing political repression in the south as well as the new national dynamics of criminal and state violence.
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Sicilia & Calderón Meet: View it Live 6/23

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 22nd June, 2011 | No Comments

Sicilia_MexicanflagWe are sending information on how to watch the extraordinary meeting planned on Thursday, June 23 between Javier Sicilia — together with his close advisors, and a group of family members of drug war victims – with President Calderón and his war cabinet.
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