Entering its fourth week for more than two dozen U.S. cities, the Caravan for Peace, led by poet Javier Sicilia, arrived today in Chicago with its message of curbing violence that corrodes Mexico.
The group includes, among others, relatives of people killed or missing in the country from causes related to the war against drugs developed by the government of Felipe Calderon since 2006.
According to the program listed on the official website of the Caravan, it will remain in that city in the state of Illinois until next Tuesday.
In the past week, pacifists led their cries for justice to the entrance of the notorious School of the Americas, at Fort Benning in Georgia.
According to media eports, never before conducted a Mexican peaceful demonstration at the gates of this anti-insurgency military training center, to which the White House changed its name six years ago by the Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation.
There Sicily, founder of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, refreshed the historical memory affirming that “this school is the face of legalized criminals”.
The activist called to the Mexican armed forces and the governments of other countries to withdraw their students from this center.
Previously, during the stay in Atlanta, Sicilia recalled that “unfortunately, the war on drugs, decreed 40 years ago by Richard Nixon” destroyed democracy in the U.S. and Latin America.
The Caravan must conclude on 12 September his journey, when it arrives in Washington.