Sep 21, 2011

Movement for Peace with Justice: Caravan to the South of Mexico - a Photo Album

The Caravan to the South of Mexico took place from Sept. 9 to 19, 2011. It was organized by the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, which seeks to end the Mexican government's use of Mexican armed forces to fight the drug cartels. This strategy has led to further violence and the deaths and disappearances of innocent people.

The Movement and the Caravan are led by Javier Sicila, a Mexican poet whose son was killed in Cuernavaca by a cartel in March of this year.

The Caravan features powerful testimonies of women and men who have lost family members to the war.

In June, the Caravan traveled to the northern states most affected by the war. The second Caravan's thirteen buses and many cars traveled for eleven days and 1800 miles through the southern states of Morelos, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz and Puebla.

Local citizen groups in each state, whose focuses - in addition to the drug war - are on issues such as migration, repression of indigenous communites and government corruption, joined the Caravan's marches at its numerous stops and sought its support.

The link below leads to a photo album of highlights of the Caravan.

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