Mexican Activist Brings Team Into United States To Protest The Mexican Drug War Sponsored by US Government

Mexican Activist Brings Team Into United States To Protest The Mexican Drug War Sponsored by US Government

A peace caravan led by Mexican activists has kicked off a month-long journey across the United States to call for an end of the U.S.-backed drug war. The caravan will criss-cross some 20 states to “call for change in the binational policies that have inflamed a six-year drug war, super-empowered organized crime, corrupted Mexico’s vulnerable democracy, claimed lives and devastated human rights on both sides of the border.” The caravan is organized by Mexican poet-turned-activist Javier Sicilia, whose 24-year-old son, Juan Francisco, was murdered by drug traffickers last year. Javier Sicilia joins us from the tour, which has stopped in Phoenix, Arizona. Watch/Listen/Read

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