Geraldine Juarez · May, 2011

Latest posts by Geraldine Juarez from May, 2011

Mexico: Day 3: Thousands of Zapatistas Join National ‘March for Peace’

  11 May 2011

During its third day, thousands of Zapatistas joined the national march for peace, justice and dignity, denouncing the violence created by the War on Drugs. Protesters also met many of the families that are claiming justice for their killed or missing loved ones. Global Voices author Geraldine Juárez spoke to some of these participants.

Mexico: Day 2 of #marchanacional: Protesters Enter Mexico City

  11 May 2011

As previously reported on Global Voices, on May 5, 2011, Mexican citizens started a 'march for peace' denouncing the violence caused by the 'War on Drugs'. On its second day, the silent caravan of the #marchanacional (national march) continued on its way to El Zócalo in downtown Mexico City. Bloggers and Twitter users actively reported on the second day of the march, showing support and distributing information.

Mexico: Citizens on Alert Over National Security Law Reform

  7 May 2011

Mexican citizens are on alert over a reform to the National Security Law. After much pressure, the project is now on hold. According to human right groups, political annalists, lawyers and even some politicians, the reform would legalize the abuses of the army against civilians in the name of national security.

Mexico: Day 1 of Peaceful Protest Against Drug War Violence

  6 May 2011

On Thursday May 5, 2011, a national protest (#marchanacional on Twitter) kicked off in Cuernavaca, Morelos, a city 80 kilometers (around 50 miles) away from Mexico City. The participants en route to the capital in a peaceful walk will be received on Sunday, May 8, with a massive peaceful demonstration against the violence generated by the War on Drugs.

Mexico Prepares for Massive National Protest on May 8

  5 May 2011

Next Sunday May 8, 2011, Mexican citizens will march to demand the end of the "War on Drugs." Thirty one cities in Mexico, in nearly all its states, have already scheduled protests. International cities like Berlin, London, Hamburg, Río de Janeiro, New York, Montreal and Barcelona are also participating.