Seven days of Mexican caravan for peace in the United States

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Mexico. – At today met seven days, the Caravan for Peace led by poet Javier Sicilia continues its way through 27 cities in the United States in calling for awareness of violence in Mexico.

The initiative also seeks to find a new bilateral strategy against drugs, Sicilia said.

According to the schedule of the trip, released on the official website of the Caravan, the group will stay in Santa Fe on Sunday morning and will head to El Paso, Texas.

So far, have faced high temperatures and sleeping in makeshift shelters by pro-immigrant organizations.

During the tour, victims of violence that integrate the Caravan and have offered their testimonies as Sicily still “growing in the awakening of minds and hearts shake” in the United States.

Last Thursday, during a visit to Phoenix, the founder of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, met with Maricopa Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, whom he described as “addicted to racism” and asked to change their attitude towards undocumented.

The day before the convoy, nearly a hundred people, was met in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

It is expected that the Caravan for Peace, which since last Sunday went well for San Diego and Los Angeles, arrives in Washington on September 12.

In an interview with Prensa Latina before leaving Sicily stressed that ignores the magnitude of how many people can join them on the journey, and what will happen to his arrival in Washington, but “what matters is the message, really, is the dignity with which we “.

“Our intention is to build peace because it is broken, build justice through one of the great democratic exercise: dialogue and express the word of truth can lead us to justice,” he added.

Although human rights advocates say that in Mexico in the last six years more than 60 000 deaths by violence, the activist, whose son was killed in 2011 by organized crime, says the figure is over 70 000.

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