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By Javier Rodriguez    from Los Angeles    22 August 2012

Mexican poet Javier Sicilia and the Caravan for Peace and Justice with Dignity has crossed the border into the US and begun a tour of 25 cities culminating in Washington D.C., the heart of the Empire.  The historical caravan, loaded with war victims from Mexico and the US, is a major bi-national  push by over 100 social organizations of both countries to engage America, the largest drug consumer market and arms supplier in the world, on the failure of the 40 yea old drug war initially convened by the infamous Republican President Richard Nixon

The caravan is led by the well-known Catholic Sicilia whose son Juan Francisco was killed in Cuernavaca in March 2011,  and since he vowed not to write poetry at all, “Our purpose is to honor our victims,  to make their names and faces visible.We will travel across…

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