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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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Joining the Juárez Peace Fast

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 28th January, 2011 | 1 Comment

juarezcandlesEarlier this week we sent you the announcement of a high profile public fast starting on Jan 29th — the first anniversary of a massacre of 18 teenagers in the Villas de Salvárcrar neighborhood of Juárez. On this day, there will also be a bi-national rally taking place on the border between El Paso and Juárez.
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Petition to Suspend Reckless US Support for Mexico’s Military

Posted by in Featured, Mexico, World News & Events on 28th October, 2010 | No Comments

anteca2Despite nearly 30,000 drug-related homicides, a huge increase in human rights violations by the armed forces and growing citizen opposition to the bloody “war on drugs,” the U.S. Congress is once again considering the allocation of U.S. public funds to Mexico to support the failed counter-narcotics policy. Please consider adding your name to a petition calling on the Obama Administration and the US Congress to suspend United States support for Mexico’s military.
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