Families of victims of the drug war in Mexico share testimonies

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Phoenix, Arizona - Arturo Malvido Conway, dressed to represent "the tree of life stripped off its leaves by the violence in Mexico," stands holding a white woven dove as a symbol of peace and next to a banner denouncing 50 thousand deaths as a result of the drug war. Malvido arrived to Downtown Phoenix from California to be part of a rally and vigil at the Civic Space Park. While Malvido's brother, Rafael Malvido Conway, was murdered 14 years ago in Mexico City, his death remains unsolved. His nephew David Romero was also murdered in the state of Michoacán. Malvido joined the "Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity" to share his sorrow with others whose relatives were killed or are missing. The "Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity" stopped in Phoenix on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 as it travels across the United States as a way to create awareness in the United States about the failed drug war in Mexico that has left more than 70,000 dead. The caravan is led by Mexican poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist Javier Sicilia, whose son Juan Francisco Sicilia Ortega son was brutally murdered along with six other students in Morelos, Mexico by members of a drug cartel on March 28, 2011. In response, Sicilia created the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity --popularly known as ¡Ya Estamos Hasta la Madre! or We Have Had It!-- calling for an end the drug cartels bloodshed. Photo by Eduardo Barraza © 2012
Phoenix, Arizona - Arturo Malvido Conway, dressed to represent "the tree of life stripped off its leaves by the violence in Mexico," stands holding a white woven dove as a symbol of peace and next to a banner denouncing 50 thousand deaths as a result of the drug war. Malvido arrived to Downtown Phoenix from California to be part of a rally and vigil at the Civic Space Park. While Malvido's brother, Rafael Malvido Conway, was murdered 14 years ago in Mexico City, his death remains...
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