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Mexican Victims Of Drug Violence: End The War On Drugs

Posted on  August 21, 2012 by  News Admin

 Despite fear, Mexican victims of Drug War on Caravan for Peace to visit El Paso-Juarez border to deliver clear message: End the War On Drugs Families, including exiled residents of Juarez -- epicenter of Drug War violence -- and relatives of the more than 60,000 killed in the Drug War, go to DEA to demand alternatives to costly, catastrophic failure of drug prohibition, military aid, and the open gun market Members of the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity will gather on Tuesday in front of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) division office in El Paso to demand accountability from the principal United States government agency charged with prosecuting the drug war in both Mexico and the U.S., and to seek a dialogue about the costs of this war -- and how to bring it to an end. Families carrying large and small pictures of loved ones lost in Mexico's Drug War will join Mexican exiles and U.S. families and communities hurt by the Drug War in actions and community events designed to call attention to the human and economic toll of this war on both sides of the border. One such family is that of Olga Reyes. Olga's family, the Reyes-Salazar family, are known human right activists from Juarez. Six members of her family have been killed and more than 20 of her surviving family members are currently in exile because of the harassment and death threats they have received both from organized crime and the Mexican military. "Our Caravan...