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May 05, 2011

A Poet Falls Silent

In the past 4 years, the drug war in Mexico has claimed over 34,000 lives. Today people begin marching all over Mexico, calling for an end to the violence and President Calderon’s war on the drug traffickers. The unlikely leader of this nascent movement is writer and poet Javier Sicilia. His 24-year-old son was murdered last month. Javier says that poetry for him has died, but he has found another voice - speaking out against corrupt politicians, and the murder of so many innocent Mexicans.

Music

Nebi a l Valle, Franco Morone

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