Nov 17, 2011

Mexico Drug War and Youth: Communities Organise Against Spiralling Violence

MEXICO: Communities Organise Against Spiralling Violence - IPS " A pressing concern of Mexican communities today is how to organise against the escalation of violence triggered by the government's militarised war on drugs, and how to counteract the temptation of easy money and other perks offered by the drug trade, especially to young men.

"It is necessary to invest in processes of social organisation and strengthen micro projects in the barrios," said Imelda Marrufo, founding director of the Red Mesa de Mujeres, a network of women's groups in Ciudad Juárez, on the U.S. border." read more

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