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We will discuss the drug war in Mexico and how it relates to the drug war in the US. We listen to a few clips from an interview we did with
Javier Sicilia, a Mexican poet who is leading the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity, a tour across the US calling for an end to the drug war.
We also speak with:
Clayton Conn, a local journalist who has participated in the Caravan (click his name to see his incredible photos from communities devastated by the violence of the Drug War in Mexico),
Laura Carlsen, the director of Latin America Rights and Security: Americas Program at the Center for International Policy, Retired Major
Neil Franklin, Executive Director of LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition,
Pastor Billy Stanfield, senior pastor at New Vision Church in Baltimore, and
Jorge Gonzalez de Leon, Mexican poet and part of the Peace Caravan.