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Voices of Victims Tour Wraps Up, Here Are Highlights

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico on 22nd November, 2013 | No Comments

SiciliaAlexanderThe Voices of Victims tour led by Mexican drug war victims ended last week after headlining events in 11 U.S. and Canadian cities spotlighting the human costs of violent prohibition and mass incarceration strategies — and the urgent need for sensible alternatives.
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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.
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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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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 – Mexico’s Voice for the Victims of Violence

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 7th May, 2012 | No Comments

Procession on the Loyola campusJavier Sicilia, poet and activist continued his tour this week to Los Angeles, El Paso and Tucson to bring people and issues together to pave the way for peace with justice and dignity. As he boarded planes, sat in classrooms and stood in front of large audiences his message continued to be that there is real human suffering behind the statistics coming across the border between US and Mexico.
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Upcoming Speaking Tour with Javier Sicilia

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 26th March, 2012 | No Comments

Javier_caravanJavier Sicilia will be in the U.S. to speak in cities across the U.S. about why we need to build an international movement to end the war for prohibition, stop southbound gun smuggling, and reverse the alarming militarization of North America.
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