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“Voices of the Victims” Tour Starts Today Calling for an End to Drug War in Mexico

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 23rd October, 2013 | 1 Comment

VoicesTourThe “Voices of the Victims” tour is calling for an end to a drug war that has killed over 70,000 people in Mexico since 2006. The tour begins an 11 city bi-national tour starting in Denver at the Drug Policy Alliance meeting on October 23rd. Here’s more about it.

A Mexican Father’s Plea to Two Presidents

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 2nd May, 2013 | No Comments

nieto_obamaPresident Obama travels to Mexico today to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. In today’s Los Angeles Times, Mexican poet and peace activist Javier Sicilia emphasized the need for both presidents to focus on curbing drug war violence.

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.

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.

Who Won Last Night?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 7th November, 2012 | 7 Comments

Global Exchange Elect Democracy campaigner Hillary Lehr, one of the many US voters who turned out on Nov. 7th to cast their ballotNow that we have the results from the US’ election day– who won? Here’s how the Global Exchange team has interpreted some of the results, and we’d like to hear your take on them too!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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