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Javier Sicilia

How the Latin American Drug War Will End

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Given shifting political realities, it is easy enough to imagine that the drug war will one day come to an end. Yet, in light of the power and influence of the defense establishment, draconian policies may still prevail for some time at an enormous human cost.

Heart-to-Heart on the Drug War

Laura Carlsen | Posted 11.21.2012 | Crime
Laura Carlsen

In the nation that first invented the drug war and exported it to their country with deadly results, the Mexican bereaved have left a mark in the hearts of thousands of men and women. Sometimes it takes tragedy to make change.

Anna Sanders

PHOTOS: Mexican Poet Leads Anti-Drug War Protest In NYC

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Sanders | Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Javier Sicilia took one last drag on his cigarette before tossing it in front of a downtown HSBC bank branch. He then strode into the bank...

Mexico/US Caravan to Arrive in New York Calling for the End of Failed Drug War

Anthony Papa | Posted 11.05.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

On Thursday, September 6, the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity will arrive in New York City on its voyage across the United States calling for an end to the failed drug war that has left more than 60,000 dead in Mexico in the last five years.

LOOK: Drug War Activists Speak Out Against 'Failed' Policies

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.04.2012 | Latino Voices

In December 2006, Mexico’s newly elected President Felipe Calderón declared war against Mexican drug cartels -- words he cemented by sending over 4...

When 'America's Toughest Sheriff' Met The Caravan For Peace

Posted 08.20.2012 | Latino Voices

Javier Sicilia's "Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity" arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, yesterday and visited Sheriff Joe Arpaio's infamous Tent Ci...

All Aboard to Welcome Javier Sicilia and the Peace Caravan

Jamie Haase | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Jamie Haase

In war-plagued Mexico, protesting against the prohibition-fueled violence carries the gravest risks imaginable. Thankfully for Americans, the former poet has again decided to bring his determination for peace north of Mexico's border.

The Sky As It Falls

Kathy Kelly | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

For the Afghan Peace Volunteers living in a working class area of Kabul's "Karte Seh" district, daily problem-solving requires a triage process.

Mexican Drug War's Devastating Toll On Famed Poet

Posted 05.10.2012 | World

When Javier Sicilia's son Juan was brutally murdered on March 28, 2011, after a fight in a nightclub, the famed Mexican poet abandoned writing. Before...

HORROR: 4 Youth Hacked To Pieces

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The slayings of four youths whose bodies were cut to pieces and left in plastic bags has horrified the central Mexico city of Cuer...

Mexico Sends Message to the United States: No More Weapons!

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Lisa Haugaard

Just a few steps south of the U.S.-Mexico border, President Calderón unveiled a towering billboard last week wielding a message written in plain English.

Mexican Anti-Violence Activist Shot To Death

AP | JAVIER QUINTERO and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

HERMOSILLO, Sonora — An activist who publicly accused police officers of kidnapping his teenage son was shot to death in an attack that instantl...

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Passionately Calls On U.S. to Stop Bloodshed by Legalizing Drugs

Tony Newman | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Tony Newman

President Fox is part of a growing choir of world leaders speaking out against the drug war.

A Poet Fights for Change in Mexico

John Lundberg | Posted 10.12.2011 | World
John Lundberg

When prominent Mexican poet Javier Sicilia lost his 24-year-old son to drug-related violence this past March, he took to his pen.

Mexican Poet Says Son, 6 Friends Were Suffocated

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- A lawyer for Mexican poet Javier Sicilia says Sicilia's son and six friends were suffocated with tape and bandages in killings that spa...