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What would happen if Mexican survivors of the “War on Drugs” reached out to work with Americans who have weathered its violence, too? Poet Javier Sicilia and his U.S.-bound Peace Caravan are about to find out.

Few, if any, of the recent post-election protests in Mexico have...

by Paul Imison
August 10, 2012

I've been down on the bottom of a world full of lies/ I ain't looking for nothing in anyone's eyes/ Sometimes my burden seems more than I can bear/ It's not dark yet, but it's getting there. ~ Bob Dylan

In recognition of that darkness that seeps through both Mexico and the United...

by Javier Sicilia
August 9, 2012
By Sarah Rainsford
August 8, 2012

Named the Caravan for Peace, the trek is intended to put human faces and names on the estimated 60,000 dead, 10,000 disappeared and 160,000 displaced people in Mexico since 2006, when the US Drug Enforcement Agency, Pentagon and the CIA supported the escalation of the Mexican armed forces.

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Tom Hayden
August 7, 2012
BBC's Persian Service
July 27, 2012
Al Jazeera and Agencies
July 16, 2012

Mexico’s old ruling party, Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), is set to return to power after early election...

July 12, 2012

Dozens of volunteers from the US, Canada and Europe have begun their challenge of the U.S. blockade and travel restrictions against Cuba at the U.S. - Mexico border on July 19th. They expect to collect 100 tons of humanitarian aid during a two-week caravan that will converge in McAllen, Texas...

July 5, 2012
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
June 28, 2012

(translated from Spanish)

LOS ANGELES.- Over 60 organizations based in the United Sates will support the caravan that the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity plans to undertake this summer from the border of Mexico and the United States to Washington, D.C.

These...
By E.J. Tamara / The Associated Press
June 19, 2012

Aghast and appalled at the bloody results of Mexican President Felipe Calderon's war on drugs, which has resulted in at least 50,000 deaths since he deployed the military against the so-called drug cartels in December 2006 and possibly as many as 70,000, dozens of organizations in Mexico and the...

By Phillip Smith
June 19, 2012

Groups concerned with the border, immigrant rights, human rights, racial justice, and labor are all coming on board to end the war on drugs.

Aghast and appalled at the bloody results of Mexican President Felipe Calderon's war on drugs, which has resulted in at least 50,000 deaths...

June 19, 2012
Marc Lynch
June 18, 2012

Regardless of how one views the political conflict between Cuba and the United States, there is little doubt that both countries have close geographic and hence ecological proximity to each other. Florida and the Caribbean’s largest island are separated by a mere 90 miles of sea and share many...

By Saleem Ali
June 16, 2012