On March 28, 2011, 24-year-old Juan Francisco Sicilia was killed in the Mexican city of Cuernavaca, just one of tens of thousands killed in Mexico’s militarized drug war. But Juan Francisco’s father, the well known poet, Javier Sicilia, refused to be silent. Sicilia and other families of drug war victims launched a nationwide movement in March 2011. One year later to the day, many of them gathered again in Cuernavaca’s town square, to take stock of the past year, and chart a course forward for the 2012 election season and beyond.
This story originally appeared on FSRN on March 29, 2012.