Javier Sicilia is a Mexican poet leading a caravan across the U.S. to urge Americans to do more to help stop the killings south of the border. He arrived in Phoenix this week and led a candlelight vigil with about 100 people.

Video: Mexican Poet Sicilia Leads Candlelight Vigil on Border Violence in Phoenix; Meets with Sheriff Arpaio

Jorge Martin Melchor
8/20/12

Javier Sicilia is a Mexican poet whose adult son was one of thousands of victims of Mexico's drug violence. He is leading a caravan across the U.S. to urge Americans to do more to help stop the killings south of the border. He arrived in Phoenix this week and led a candlelight vigil with about 100 people. He says the U.S. must take more responsibility for its role in fueling violence, both by stopping the flow of weapons into Mexico and reducing drug use.

While he was in Phoenix, Sicilia met with controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for an open dialogue about the conditions of the jails where illegal immigrants are kept. Parts of that dialogue are in the video below.

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Submitted by gsevalikova on
Here in california it's been common knowledge that the big drug cartels and Mexican politicians are working together,have been for 30-40 years. The best way to help the people of Mexico is to show them just how the US.Constition/Bill of rights could be used in their country,by them,to root out corruption and violence that SPAIN started with those conquistadors. They already are asking for help to go after Carlos Slim, the billionaire thug. Too bad American leaders plays footsie with dictators,instead. (spitfirelist.com/Dave Emery)

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Submitted by Vivid on
She has earned vtciory even in the face of death. She has benefited a myriad of N.A., and put the US law to work for the N.A. people. She will go down in the history books as one who enacted change from the federal government.
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