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A Citizen's Fast and Reflection, January 29-30

January 26, 2011

In 2010, over 3,000 people were killed in Ciudad Juárez, one of the epicenters of a drug war that has taken the lives of close to 30,000 Mexicans since President Calderón took power in December of 2006, and intensified by increased US military aid to the country. In the context of this brutal war, several Ciudad Juárez-based organizations are carrying out a bold and courageous initiative in the tradition of Gandhian nonviolence. They are calling for a public fast and reflection on January 29-30 on the theme: "Stop the War: No More Bloodshed."

They are asking for our support, most simply in the form of messages of solidarity. Please send your emails, in Spanish or English, to cdhpasodelnorte@hotmail.com.

In addition, please send a copy of your message to Mexican President Felipe Calderón at felipe.calderon@presidencia.gob.mx and Chihuahua Governor César Duarte at despachodelejecutivo@hotmail.com.

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