After Son's Death, Poet Fights Mexican Drug Violence In Mexico, nearly 35,000 people have died in the war against drug cartels — and the violence seems to be getting worse. In March, one 24-year-old victim was found dead, wrapped in masking tape, in a vehicle near the resort town of Cuernavaca. That young man was also the son of Mexican poet Javier Sicilia. Since his son's death, Sicilia has abandoned poetry to fight the drug violence. He is now leading a silent, three-day protest march from Cuernavaca to Mexico City.
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After Son's Death, Poet Fights Mexican Drug Violence

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After Son's Death, Poet Fights Mexican Drug Violence

After Son's Death, Poet Fights Mexican Drug Violence

After Son's Death, Poet Fights Mexican Drug Violence

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In Mexico, nearly 35,000 people have died in the war against drug cartels — and the violence seems to be getting worse. In March, one 24-year-old victim was found dead, wrapped in masking tape, in a vehicle near the resort town of Cuernavaca. That young man was also the son of Mexican poet Javier Sicilia. Since his son's death, Sicilia has abandoned poetry to fight the drug violence. He is now leading a silent, three-day protest march from Cuernavaca to Mexico City.

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NPR's Jason Beaubien sent this postcard from along the route.

JASON BEAUBIEN: On the highway between Cuernavaca and Mexico City, I'm Jason Beaubien for NPR News.

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