Drug War Meets Dirty War In Guerrero

Escrito por  |  27 / September / 2011

As drug war violence spirals out of control in many parts of Mexico, people living in the countryside of the state of Guerrero are threatened by traditional forces of the Dirty War —the military, paramilitary groups, and corrupt political bosses—, but now also narco-paramilitaries and drug-trafficking organizations.

Mexican Constitution Now Recognizes Right to Food

Escrito por  |  24 / September / 2011

Although the right to food is now recognized in the Constitution, poverty, hunger and exclusion in the country have worsened to the point that to put the right to food in practice requires a radical transformation in the economic model.

Fathers, Mothers and Lost Children Travel Together on the Caravan for Peace

Escrito por  |  23 / September / 2011

The foundation of Mexico is family, the closely bonded, extensive networks of mothers, fathers and children, grandparents, aunts and uncles,  Continue Reading »

Caravana al Sur – Slide show

Escrito por  |  21 / September / 2011

The Caravan to the South of Mexico took place from Sept. 9 to 19, 2011. Organized by the Movement for  Continue Reading »

On the Mexico-Guatemala Border, Migrants Demand End to the Violence

Escrito por  |  15 / September / 2011

Mexico’s peace caravan visits the southern border, where Central American migrants report violence and abuse in their travels north.

Guerrero Protesters Demand Education, Not War

Escrito por  |  12 / September / 2011

Several thousand people marched on Acapulco, Guerrero, this past Saturday chanting, “We don’t want war, we want education!” The march occurred during poet Javier Sicilia’s visit to the seaside city as his caravan of drug war victims makes its way to the Mexico-Guatemala border.

Drug War Madness

Escrito por  |  7 / September / 2011

The invented threats portrayed in the 1936 scare film “Reefer Madness” have been replaced with the real disaster of drug war madness–government insistence on maintaining lethal and ineffective counternarcotics policies.