Tuesday, September 11, 2012

News at Eleven: The well-known Mexican poet

and author Javier Sicilia stood on the steps of New York's Federal Hall a few feet from George Washington's statue on a hot, humid Friday afternoon and pointed across Wall Street to the Stock Exchange. "That building," he called out in Spanish, "is a symbol of the finance capital that launders money."

Surprised tourists, office workers returning from lunch, and a contingent of police on motor scooters watched from the street below. "That building," Sicilia went on, in the low-key style of someone more accustomed to poetry readings than to political speeches, "is a symbol of the finance capital that profits off narco-trafficking."

from Independent Media Center: Mexican Caravan for Peace Occupies Wall Street
then The Guardian: HSBC 'sorry' for aiding Mexican drugs lords, rogue states and terrorists
then Latina Lista: Mexican poet leads peace caravan into NYC with message not to forget the 70,000 victims of drug war
then CNN: A son's cartel murder, a father's crusade for peace


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