Mexican Caravan for Peace Receives Solidarity in USA

Mexican Caravan for Peace Receives Solidarity in USAGeorgia, USA, Aug 31.- The Caravan for Peace, led by poet Javier Sicilia, is receiving examples of solidarity as it passes through U.S. cities, calling for an end to violence in Mexico.

According to the agenda, posted on the official website, more than one hundred members of the group will arrive in Atlanta, Georgia, this afternoon.

As they have done in the rest of the more than 16 cities already visited, caravan members, including relatives of persons killed or missing due to the wave of violence in Mexico, will share their testimonies.

Sicilia, whose son was murdered by organized crime elements in 2011, was hosted by the African-American community in Jackson, Mississippi.

The caravan arrived in that city directly from Houston, Texas, after a forced detour due to the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac in New Orleans, Louisiana, where it finally hit.

Sicily and his companions crossed the historic Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma (Alabama) yesterday. There, members of the African-American community remembered the march they carried out on March 7, 1965 as part of the fight for civil rights.(Radio Cadena Agramonte)