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War on Drugs, War on Women

Posted by in Guest Posts, Mexico, World News & Events on 23rd December, 2013 | 1 Comment

Araceli and Laura (both right) at the Drug Policy Alliance conferenceAs part of the Voices of Victims tour, foreign policy writer Laura Carlsen and member of the Victims Platform of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity and human rights defender Araceli Rodríguez paired up for a Southwest tour through Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, October 23-November 5, 2013. Laura’s chronicle of the women’s part of the Voices of Victims tour is here.
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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.
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The Pain Caused by Guns Has No Borders

Posted by in Guest Posts, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 29th January, 2013 | No Comments

Javier Sicilia gun controlOn Wednesday, January 30, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to consider how to address proposals to control gun sales. A group of organizations issued this statement to make sure the Senate considers the impact that failed gun policies have had in Mexico as well as the United States.
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Global Exchange 2011 Human Rights Award Winner Javier Sicilia Named One of TIME Magazine’s People of the Year

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 14th December, 2011 | 2 Comments

Javier Sicilia (left) with Global Exchange Human Rights Director Ted Lewis (right) June 2011Huge congratulations goes out to Javier Sicilia, Global Exchange’s 2011 Human Rights Award winner who was just named one of TIME magazine’s People of the Year. The official “Person of the Year” TIME named “The Protester” and Javier was among those profiled. Here’s more about Javier, and video of the speech he delivered at our awards gala back in June.
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Speaking Tour Kicks Off in Ciudad Juarez-Onwards to Texas, Arizona, Mexico City, and California

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 18th October, 2011 | No Comments

MXpolice_crowdAuthors John Gibler, and Diego Enrique Osorno gave a talk about an increasingly violent Mexico as they addressed the first event of a border activist summit at the University of Texas at El Paso. The speaking tour continues. Find out details about this tour featuring these two experts who bring first hand perspectives from the regions of Mexico most affected by the drug war.
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