Posts tagged "Ciudad Juarez"

If Mexico is too dangerous for tourists, why deport immigrants?

If Mexico is too dangerous for tourists, why deport immigrants?
A recent Gawker post made fun of a U.S. State Department warning about travel to Mexico. But it’s not so funny when you consider almost 50,000 people have been killed in that country’s drug war.  The Mexican government, with funding from the U.S. government, has gone after the drug lords sparking more murders impacting civil... Read more »

Poet Javier Sicilia leads peace caravan in Mexico

Javier Sicilia A poet is speaking out against the drug war in Mexico. Javier Sicilia, who lost his son to Mexico’s violence, led a peace caravan this week to the border city of Ciudad Juarez. An estimated 40,000 people have been killed as a result of the drug war since Mexican President Felipe Calderon took... Read more »

First Ladies Michelle Obama and Margarita Zavala are smart and stylish. But they should tackle tougher topics like the murders of women in Juarez.

Michelle Obama is in Mexico. Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP Getty Images She arrived Tuesday night on her first solo visit to Mexico as First Lady after a stop in earthquake-ravaged Haiti and will stay south of the border until Thursday. There already have been many comparisons between Michelle Obama and Mexico’s First Lady Margarita Zavala.... Read more »