Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The protest against violence in Mexico Javier Sicilia poet comes to the capital

Mexico .- The peace march led by the Mexican poet Javier Sicilia arrived in the Ciudad Universitaria (CU) of the Mexican capital tomorrow morning and will leave the Zocalo, the largest public square in the country, to give a message. More than a thousand people out on foot on Thursday in the nearby city of Cuernavaca, about 80 kilometers, where the poet lived, whose son Juan Francisco, 24, was killed along with several friends, by organized crime.

Upon arrival at the campus of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), the poet could be seen hugging several people who came to congratulate him on his role against violence in Mexico and other victims of violence. Javier Sicilia has lost one of their children being shot by a drug gang.

The contingent will take part this afternoon in a cultural event in the university buildings and stay overnight in them. Early on Sunday morning, is scheduled to head to the Zocalo, the heart of the country where Sicily deliver a message. The protest march against violence in Mexico since Felipe Calderon rise to power in December 2006.

It is estimated that the death toll is approaching 40,000, the product of war of the drug cartels. The war strategy adopted by the government, which has used the army and federal police has not stopped the killings, Sicily has repeatedly expressed the need for a pact between all sectors of society to stop the deaths.

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