Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The March for Peace: from Cuernavaca to the Zocalo in Mexico City

Thanks to Tere Fernandez for sending news of the March for Peace from Cuernavaca to the Zocalo in Mexico City on Sunday, May 8, 2011

Javier Silicia, poet and father of one of seven young people recently killed in Mexico, organized the March for Peace to bring about an end to the violence in Mexico.  Some CCVIs who participated were Lucha, Tere Maya, Anilu, AnitaPingarron, Rosita Teresa Amparan, Lina Soto, Guille Holguin, and Tere Fernandez (possibly more -- Tere thinks she may have forgotten someone).  Tere was very impressed by the silence of the march in which thousands of people participated.  There were hundreds of signs protesting the government's war on drugs and organized violence, which has resulted in more deaths each day. 

CLICK HERE to read Javier Silicia's comments (in Spanish). 
CLICK HERE to read Fr. Lugo Rodriguez's article, "La Marcha Por La Paz con Justicia y Dignidad."  Thanks to Maru Noguez for sending it in.

NOTE:  If you scroll down to THURSDAY, MAY 12, you will find an article in English entitled "Protests over Calderon's 'War on Drugs'" which gives an analysis of the March for Peace.

1 comment:

  1. I was thrilled and excited to know that we still have some humble people in my country. Even though there is a lot of violence we stand still in God's hands. Thanks God.