Enrique Peña Nieto is NOT WELCOME Print
Written by Hendrik Voss   
Saturday, 03 January 2015 18:11
Memoria y Resistencia
Protest against the U.S. "War on Drugs"

When Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto came to Washington, DC and met with President Obama at the White House, we were there as well to raise our voices in protest.

Memoria y Resistencia

Tens of thousands have been murdered and disappeared in Mexico as part of the US-sponsored "War on Drugs," which is being used as cover for political violence. Social movements in Mexico have unleashed massive protests to call for justice and accountability. Hundreds of human rights activists joined the chorus and converged on the White House on January 6.

For photos from the protest, click here

A focus of the protest was the disappearance of 43 students from the teachers college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico. Click here to read the story of September 26, 2014, the day 43 Mexican students went missing — and how it might be a turning point for the country.

Travel to Mexico
SOA Watch is planning to send a delegation to Mexico later this year. We will meet with Mexican social movements, who are demanding an end to the militarized "drug war" in which 100,000 people have died, with 30,000 disappeared, as well as visit activists struggling to defend their land and livelihoods. With the US financing repression by training the Mexican military at the School of the Americas and other institutions, and by sending millions in military aid through Plan Merida, we will also discuss ways to hold the US accountable.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 18:26