Photo by: Lucio Villa

<p>Javier Silicia, renowned Mexican poet and writer, is leading the Caravan for Peace through 20 cities in the United States, including Chicago. Sicilia's son was killed by drug cartels a year ago. He is against the war on drugs, which he says has criminalized poor people of color in the U.S.
Javier Sicilia sat quietly smoking from an electronic cigarette waiting to go on stage. “This country is difficult,” Sicilia told The Chicago Reporter before delivering a speech earlier this week. “Americans don’t want to assume responsibility.” Sicilia, a renowned Mexican poet and writer, said the United States provides two deadly things that feed the Mexican drug war:... Read more »