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Javier Sicilia Leads a Protest Against Mexico’s Drug War

Javier Sicilia at a rally in Juarez, June 2011.

Javier Sicilia Leads a Protest Against Mexico’s Drug War

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Poet and activist Javier Sicilia lost his son to the drug violence that has plagued Mexico. In June, he led a caravan 1,500 miles across Mexico, stopping in some of the most ravaged cities to hold rallies for the grief-stricken communities. Read the full story, “Can a Grieving Poet’s Movement for Peace Save Mexico?” by Melissa del Bosque.