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“The numbers do not say anything,” said the Mexican poet Javier Sicilia last Thursday evening, speaking at a New York City vigil for the victims of the drug war in Mexico. “They are abstractions. No...
By Arturo Conde
September 11, 2012
Global Exchange's Kirsten Moller cheers on the Caravan in Chicago.photo: Armando L. Sanchez, Chicago Tribune Chicago: Sunday morning. One man dead after taking three bullets — one to the head, two to...
By Ellen Jean Hirst and Antonio Olivo
September 2, 2012
A peace caravan led by Mexican activists has kicked off a month-long journey across the United States to call for an end of the U.S.-backed drug war.
August 16, 2012
Maria Herrera, left, and Araceli Magdalena Rodriguez are in Los Angeles on the Caravan of Peace. Herrera's four sons have all disappeared. Rodriguez's son, a federal police officer, was executed by...
Steve Lopez
August 14, 2012
With tales of grief from death and incarceration, activists aim to reform drug policy on both sides of the border. A Mexican poet who lost his son sums it up: 'We've had enough.'
Steve Lopez
August 12, 2012
Mexico City (CNN) -- Telephones are ringing off the hook at this office in Mexico's capital, where a group of well-known activists are planning the final details of a protest on the other side of the...
Ana Felker
August 10, 2012
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...
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...
by Javier Sicilia
August 9, 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...
Tom Hayden
August 7, 2012
Mexico’s old ruling party, Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), is set to return to power after early election results indicate the PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto has won the presidential...
July 12, 2012