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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 – 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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Why Guns from the U.S. mean Murder in Mexico

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 2nd August, 2012 | 3 Comments

gunsWatch ‘U.S. Guns: The Awful, Shock Truth’ produced by the Washington Office of Latin America (WOLA) and Cuéntame. It illustrates how these guns are trafficked to Mexico, who profits from their sale, and what President Obama can do to stop this kind of trafficking.
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Time to Sign Up for the Peace Caravan

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 23rd July, 2012 | 4 Comments

Caravan_routebigIn less than three weeks, the Mexican led Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity will begin its trek across the United States and we’re asking you to join us.
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Javier Sicilia Receives Honor from California State Senate

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 16th May, 2012 | No Comments

Javier Sicila and Mexico Program Director Ted Lewis in front of the CA state capital.To close out his Spring visit to the United States, Javier Sicilia traveled to Sacramento to meet with California Governor Jerry Brown, and State Senators Leland Yee and Kevin de Leon. Javier Sicilia’s work in Mexico to bring awareness about the drug war was recognized in a State Resolution. Watch the video of Javier addressing the State Senate.
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