Nov 5, 2011

Movement for Peace with Justice: Mexican poet aims to take drug war protest to US

Yes! Go for it! This is just what Americs MexicoBlog has been hoping for.

AFP: LOS ANGELES, Nov, 5, "The poet, Javier Sicilia, whose son's murder inspired him to lead protest caravans against the drug war in Mexico, says he wants to resume the protest "from the other side of the problem." Sicila wants to lead another caravan, this time from the Mexican border to Washington, D.C. to protest the drug war.

.. .Sicilia said he would like to march "from El Paso, Texas to Washington." "It's a dream, but it can be done, perhaps next year," he told AFP. "It would be the same, but this time from the other side of the problem." Such a caravan "would have a great impact" in sensitizing Americans to the failure of the war on drugs launched 40 years ago by then-president Richard Nixon, and on the effect US policies have had on their neighbor, he said." read more

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