Posts tagged "Javier Sicilia"

Javier Sicilia's Caravan for Peace arrives in Chicago

Javier Sicilia's Caravan for Peace arrives in Chicago
Mexican poet and activist Javier Sicilia will bring his peace caravan to Chicago Sunday through Tuesday. Sicilia has visited Chicago before. But this visit is part of a month-long  U.S. tour that kicked off Aug. 12 in San Diego and will end in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 12. Sicilia’s son was killed last year in... Read more »

Mexican poet and activist, Javier Sicilia, brings his message to the U.S.

Mexican poet and activist, Javier Sicilia, brings his message to the U.S.
Mexican poet and activist Javier Sicilia spoke in Chicago recently about the drug war and the upcoming presidential elections in Mexico. The murder of his son last year, a victim of the drug war, has led Sicilia on an international campaign for peace. He has led a peace caravan and marches around Mexico, and he... Read more »

11 Winners and Losers of 11

11 Winners and Losers of 11
For this Chicanisima blog I cover themes of Latino politics, culture and immigration. So I’ve come up with a list of 11 winners and losers for 2011 related to my blog topics. Let me know what you think and who you would add to the list. Winners 1. Daniel Hernandez – This Latino student was... Read more »
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Peace activist killed in Mexico: Is anybody safe?

Peace activist killed in Mexico: Is anybody safe?
One question is often overlooked in the immigration debate. Is it safe to send undocumented immigrants back to their home country? In the case of Mexico there is growing cause for concern. This week a well-known peace activist was killed in the northern state of Sonora. Nepomuceno Moreno Nuñez, 56, was shot Monday afternoon as... 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 »