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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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Javier Sicilia and Others to Speak at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 12th October, 2011 | No Comments

P1000594This year, leaders of Mexico’s peace movement will be headliners at the DPA sponsored International Drug Policy Reform Conference. Find out where, when, and who will be there.
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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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Key Juárez Human Rights Organization Raided

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 7th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

MoreliarallyLast Sunday night, just after eight o’clock, Mexican Federal Police violently broke into and searched the offices of the Centro de Derechos Humanos, Paso del Norte. This Center, led by Father Oscar Enriquez, has played a pivotal role in building Mexico’s national peace movement and is a Global Exchange partner.
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Mexico’s National Pact for Peace

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th May, 2011 | No Comments

pacto-nacionalAt the May 8th demonstration in Mexico City, the National Pact for Peace, or Pacto Nacional, was first presented calling for, among other things: ending the militarization of the effort to control drug trafficking which is fundamentally a public health issue; challenging official corruption and impunity that have crippled genuine investigations and law enforcement; and opposing the economic monopolies that have robbed the wealth of the poorest Mexicans, leaving millions of youth with few productive options.
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Sea Change in Mexico: New National Dialogue

Posted by in Mexico, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 12th May, 2011 | No Comments

LargecrowdMexico’s weekend of mobilizations against the drug war stretched from Ciudad Juárez to San Cristóbal. Javier Sicilia, who called for these actions, led a hundred thousand supporters into Mexico City’s Zocalo on Sunday after marching three days from Cuenavaca.
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Mexico’s Growing Movement Against Murder

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 8th April, 2011 | 1 Comment

Mexican poet Javier Sicilia leads thousands demonstrating against violence in Cuernavaca, Morelos state on April 6, 2011 (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)Thousands of people marched in Mexico this week demanding an end to the violence that continues to wrack the country. These large marches convey the sense that the growing movement against murder in Mexico is gathering force and will not be easily silenced.
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Presidential Meeting Puts US-Mexico Relations Back on Track–In the Wrong Direction

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 4th March, 2011 | No Comments

obama_calderonThe presidential meeting this week between Mexico’s Felipe Calderon and Barack Obama looked from the outside like a hastily arranged exercise in damage control. But while most analysts emphasized the tensions between the neighboring nations going into the meeting, the real crisis behind the visit was the failure of what the two leaders most strongly agree on: the war on drugs south of the border.
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