Photo: Victims of Mexico's Drug War Organize "Caravan for Peace" for U.S. Tour
Javier Sicilia and Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity have announced they will lead a caravan across the U.S. this summer to call an end to the ongoing drug war.
In August, The US Peace Caravan will take off from San Diego and head for Washington, D.C., visiting about two dozen cities along the way.
The caravan will be lead by Mexican victims of the drug war as well as those on the U.S. side of the border who have been
On March 28, 2011, Sicilia’s son Juan Francisco Sicilia Ortega was murdered along with a group of friends in Morelos, Mexico by members of a drug gang. Since, the poet has done everything possible to alert world media of the danger caused by Mexico’s war on drugs.
Silicia released a statement saying the Peace Caravan “seeks to promote dialogue with American civil society and its government regarding the following themes: the need to stop gun trafficking; the need to debate alternatives to drug prohibition; the need for better tools to combat money laundering; and the need to promote bilateral cooperation in human rights and human security in two priority areas: promotion of civil society and safety, as well as protection and safety for migrants.”
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