The Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD) traveled over 6000 miles for a month in the United States raising awareness about the impacts of the U.S. foreign policies in Mexico. Find out more about the Movement and their Caravan from blogs by former WFP Delegate and Caravan Participant, Alissa Escarce here and here.
Below is a photo slide show from the caravan’s events in Baltimore and Washington, DC. Cavaneros met with local community activists and also government representatives, telling their stories and demanding changes in U.S. domestic drug policy, immigration policy, enforcement of laws against illegal gun sales, the fight against money laundering, and a stop to U.S. military aid to Mexico.
Photo #1: Caravan in Baltimore, Irvington Park
Photo #2: Posters with Photos of Loved Ones Murdered or Disappeared
Photo #3: Four Brothers from Michocan, Disappeared
Photo #4: Jesus Israel Moreno Perez, disappeared in Oaxaca
Photo #5: "We've had it up to here!"
Photo #6: Galactic Cowboy, Kidnapped in Nuevo Leon
Photo #7: Guillermo Gustavo Navarro Campos, Violently Murdered
Photo #8: "I am Their Grandmother, Neither Distance Nor Time Will Separate Me from You All"
Photo #9: Representative from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Speaks in Baltimore
Photo #10: Kimberly Armstrong, a mother in Baltimore Whose Son was Murdered Due to Neighborhood Violence
Photo #11: Artists from the Mix Tape Project Perform for Caravan
Photo #12: Mothers from Mexico Share their Stories
Photo #13: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Photo #14: Hector Cazares, Ruben Luna, and Alberto Cazares, Kidnapped
Photo #15: Mauricio Aguilar Leroux, Missing from Veracruz since May 27, 2011
Photo #16: Mario Jorge Tovar Martinez and Juan Manuel Ortiz Rodriguez, Disappeared
Photo #17: Five Women Disappeared in Nuevo Leon
Photo #18: Summit to End the War on Drugs: Baltimore and Beyond
Photo #19: Welcome Rally in Washington, DC
Photo #20: Margarita Lopez, Shares Story of Murdered Daughter, Yahaira Guadalupe
Photo #21: Guadalupe Aguilar, Shares Story of Disappeared Son, Jose Luis Arana Aguilar
Photo #22: Victims Speak at Closing Event
Photo #23: March in DC
Photo #24: Witness For Peace's NW Field Organizer Amy Traux
Photo #25: No More Deaths!
Photo #26: "Looking For: Franscisco 'Kiko' Guerrero”
Photo #27: Closing Event in DC
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