Mexican Activists Launch Caravan of Peace in U.S. to Protest Drug War

A group of Mexican activists have crossed into California to begin a month-long peace convoy to call for an end of the U.S.-backed drug war. The Caravan for Peace is organized by Mexican poet-turned-activist Javier Sicilia. His son was killed by drug traffickers last year.

Javier Sicilia: "We are going to the United States to tell them and to bill them. They owe us peace. Together, we need to construct this peace. It is the time for citizens. As said by one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, if we don’t all work together to create peace, peace, any peace, we will get nothing but war."

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