News Updates

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...
By Phillip Smith
June 19, 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...
By E.J. Tamara / The Associated Press
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.
June 19, 2012
In March of last year, Javier Sicilia, one of Mexico’s leading poets, suffered a fate that is far too common in his country today: his 24-year-old son was murdered by a drug cartel. With over 40,000...
By Umar Farooq and Connor Guy
June 5, 2012
Last summer, the eyes of the Mexican people were fixed upon Javier Sicilia, a poet, columnist, and the spokesman of a new social movement, the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity. As Sicilia...
Joel Bleifuss
May 17, 2012
One of Mexico’s best-known poets, Javier Sicilia, laid down his pen last year after his 24-year-old son was murdered by drug traffickers in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
May 10, 2012
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April 2, 2012
When Javier Sicilia's 24-year-old son, health-administration student Juan Francisco, was brutally killed by drug traffickers in March, it was headline-grabbing news, because Sicilia, 55, is one of...
By Tim Padgett
December 14, 2011
LOS ANGELES — Speaking to the annual Drug Policy Alliance conference on Friday, Mexican poet and social justice leader Javier Sicilia blamed “the 1 percent” for the brutal cartel violence that has...
By Stephen C. Webster
November 4, 2011
Mexico City - Something amazing is happening in Mexico. A few weeks ago, a 14-bus caravan, which had been traveling under the leadership of Javier Sicilia, a poet and the founder of the Movement...
By Enrique Krauze
October 1, 2011