Tag: Ayotzinapa

21
Oct

La Caravana Contra Represión en México Begins US Speaking Tour

Written by Jacki Moreira, SSDP’s Latin America Policy Intern.  Two days ago, the Caravan Against Repression in Mexico arrived in Boston to begin their month long journey through the US. The Caravan will be traveling through 18 different cities, including a stop in Chicago this weekend to speak at the SSDP Midwest Regional Conference. The “War on Drugs”, fabricated in the US to

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11
Oct

SSDP Participates in Ayotzinapa Day of Action

Written by Jacki Moreira, SSDP’s Latin America Policy Intern. To learn more, check our her three-part piece about what happened to the 43 students of Ayotzinapa two years ago and how it is connected to the War on Drugs: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. On October 4th, 2016 seven men were killed on the road Chilipacingo-Tixtla in Guerrero, Mexico. The men

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26
Sep

September Monthly Mosaic: State-Sponsored Repression and the War on Drugs

STATE-SPONSORED REPRESSION AND THE WAR ON DRUGS Two years ago today, 43 students of la Escuela Normal Raúl Isidro Burgos, also known as  the Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa—a residential college for peasant farmers studying to become teachers serving in their own rural communities—disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero. Rural normal colleges, such as the Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa, are a legacy of

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19
Sep

Ayotzinapa: How Heroin Trafficking, Mining, and US Foreign Policy Played a Role

This is the third and final of a series of blog posts by SSDP Latin America Policy intern Jacki Moreira about the upcoming 2 year anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural School. Today, she takes a look as some of the other external factors that contributed to the tragedy.  Transnational Drug Trafficking The Grupo Interdisciplinario de Expertos

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6
Sep

Why Hasn’t There been Any Justice for the Victims of Ayotzinapa?

Two weeks ago, we published a call to action on the 23 month anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural School. Today, SSDP Latin America Policy Intern Jacki Moreira takes a look at why investigations into the disappearances have yielded no results or arrests.  Grupo Interdisciplinario de Expertos Independientes (GIEI) As mentioned in the previous blog post,

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26
Aug

Call to Action: Demand Justice for Ayotzinapa Victims and an End to State-Sponsored Repression

Written by Jacki Moreira, SSDP’s Latin American Policy Intern September 26th, 2016 will mark 2 years since 43 students of la Escuela Normal Raúl Isidro Burgos, or the Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa, disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero. The Normal de Ayotzinapa is a college where Campesinos lived and studied to become teachers serving in their own rural communities. Rural normal colleges

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30
Jun

Mexico: Instead of Denying Crimes Against Humanity, Commit to Drug Policy Alternatives

Written by Camila Ruiz Segovia, an intern with the Drug Policy Alliance and a member of Brown University SSDP. This piece first appeared on the Drug Policy Alliance Blog. Earlier this month, the Open Society Foundations published a ground-breaking report, “Undeniable Atrocities”, which accuses the Mexican government of committing crimes against humanity during Mexico’s Drug War. The work presents evidence compiled over

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12
Oct

Hear a Mexican SSDPer's Take on the Iguala Student Massacre

Plea My name is Gustavo Monraz. I’m 20 years old and studying at the University of Guadalajara. Some friends and I recently started a SSDP chapter at my university to educate people about drug policy and support decriminalization of cannabis. It’s important for me to ask SSDP members to strengthen their campaigns and participate in the October 15 Vigil for

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