Mexican activists and their American counterparts have launched a Caravan for Peace across the U.S. to raise awareness of what they call a failed drug war. The bi-national effort is being led by noted Mexican poet Javier Sicilia. The caravan was launched in Tijuana over the weekend and arrives in Washington DC on September 10. During the Los Angeles stop, victims’ family members and Mexican celebrities denounced drug policy on both sides of the border that has led to immeasurable human pain and suffering.
Pacifica KPFK’s Ernesto Arce files this report from Los Angeles.