Mexican poet and activist Javier Sicilia spoke at Encina Hall on Oct. 30 about his involvement in the Movement for Peace and Justice with Dignity (MPJD), a program aimed at stopping drug trafficking.
Alvaro Uribe, former president of Colombia, addressed security issues in Latin America to a capacity audience of 400 people in the Knight Management Center Cemex Auditorium Tuesday. The South American leader acknowledged claims of human rights violations by his administration, but argued that these measures were necessary to right the course of the country in the long term.
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At Stanford’s 120th commencement, Mexican President Felipe Calderon emphasized in his keynote address the importance of maintaining one’s principles, even when they are challenged. Calderon also stressed the graduates’ responsibility to use their education to find solutions to world problems, drawing upon his own personal and political experiences to illustrate these points.