Tag Archives: drug violence

Guatemalan Dictator to Be Brought to Justice

During the early 1980’s, when Central Americans were passing through Annunciation House, among the guests were those from Guatemala. They shared with us the reality that existed in the country. Our guests knew well the role the military played in … Continue reading

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Truth-telling: the deadliest profession.

Mexico has become one of the worst places in the world to be a journalist, with 44 killed in the last six years–a quarter of those murders taking place in 2011 alone. This past week, a New York Times article … Continue reading

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A Brief Respite in Violence as Pope Visits Mexico

It seems almost too absurd be true: a Mexican drug cartel that has terrorized the central Mexican state of Michoacan announced this past week that it will suspend any ‘violent actions’ for several days in honor of the visit of … Continue reading

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Mass in Response to Violence on the Border – July 14

At 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 14, a Mass in Response to Violence on the Border will be held at the Placita de Leones, next to the downtown Santa Fe Bridge. We extend to you and all residents of our … Continue reading

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Protection and Legal Relief for Mexican Nationals Affected by and Fleeing Violence in Mexico

Please sign the petition below. Click to sign the petition PETITION – PDF For hundreds of years, the defining characteristic of the El Paso/Ciudad Ju├írez border region has been its role as host to countless immigrants who have navigated the … Continue reading

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NEWS CONFERENCE – Sat. 4/24

Dear Human Rights Advocates, During the past several years, we have witnessed an unprecedented crisis of violence in Mexico and especially in the border city of Juarez. Tens of thousands have been killed or wounded and reports of kidnappings, extortion, … Continue reading

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Fleeing Drug Violence, Mexicans Pour Into U.S.

from the NY Times Former residents say drug gangs have laid waste to El Porvenir, Mexico, and those who can are fleeing to the U.S. by JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.

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