The following is a personal dispatch from a site visit tour by the Angelica
Foundation and its program partners in the spring of 2011. Since then, the
violence in Mexico has spread – exploding in some areas while leaving
others untouched. Social movements throughout the country are gathering
strength, but still face daunting adversaries. This account is intended to
mobilize and inform fellow progressive grant-makers. The Angelica
Foundation’s Mexico Border Fund for Human Rights and Drug Policy Reform is
now entering its second year.