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Video: Solidarity Protest at Portland Mexican Consulate for Nestora Salgado 12 10 13

Solidarity Protest at Portland Mexican Consulate for Nestora Salgado on 12 10 13
Nestora Salgado is being punished for being a strong female leader in her hometown, where the local authorities have become oppressors of her people and social justice fighters.
Salgado was arrested by federal police on August 21, 2013, on bogus kid- napping charges. Demonstration protests were held at numerous consulates
Protest for the release of Nestora Salgado, at the Portland Mexican Consulate in SW Portland Oregon USA

 http://youtu.be/XVKrmvw_Wn8 (34 minute video)

Seattle-area resident Nestora Salgado is a political prisoner who has been wrongfully incarcerated in El Rincon, a high security detention center in Nayarit, Mexico, for crimes she did not commit. She is a fighter for rights of indigenous people in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

Acting under a Mexican law that up- holds the rights of indigenous people to form their own local law enforcement, Nestora organized a community police force in her home town of Olinalá with the initial support of the governor of Guerrero. Community policing is employed to defend residents from criminals who force young girls into prostitution and selling drugs, as well as using rape as a form of social control. The force also addressed gender issues like domestic violence.


Salgado was arrested by federal police on August 21, 2013, on bogus kid- napping charges. This occurred after community police officers exercised their legal authority to arrest the town sheriff for tampering with evidence relating to the assassination of two local farmers, and stealing property from the de- ceased.


Previously, as coordinator of the Olinalá community police, Salgado is- sued a press release giving details of the mayor's ties to organized crime and government corruption in Guerrero. The widespread emergence of community police in Mexico's poorest areas has led to attempts by officials to suppress them through arbitrary arrests, death threats, and denial of social services and benefits to their supporters.

Nestora Salgado is being punished for being a strong female leader in her hometown, where the local authorities have become oppressors of her people and social justice fighters.




Until recently, prison authorities denied Salgado phone calls to her family and lawyer. She is now confined to her cell and deprived of badly needed medications and exercise.




Nestora Salgado is innocent and the U.S. government should take action to obtain her release from prison immediately.

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Solidarity from Seatle 17.Dec.2013 18:39

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Nestora Salgado Protest Speeches - Seattle - 12/10/13
Published on Dec 11, 2013
Speeches from the Seattle Freedom for Nestora Protest, including speeches from her husband, Jose Luis Avila, her daughter, Grisel Rodriguez, and other members of the Freedom for Nestora Committee and members of the community

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The Associated Press story on Nestora Salgado ("Family seeks release of Renton Woman detained in Mexico") contains contradictory claims. It states she led a "vigilante police force," while also pointing out that "Under state law, indigenous communities such as her hometown of Olinalá are allowed to form such forces." The definition of vigilante in the Webster's Dictionary is "any individual who acts outside legal authority...to punish or avenge a crime, right or perceived wrong, etc." Ms. Salgado had the legal authority to make arrests. and, in fact, the governor of Guerrero initially provided arms and training to community police. Ms. Salgado and the indigenous rights movement only became "vigilantes" in the eyes of the Mexican government when they challenged the existing order while practicing the uncorrupted exercise of the law. Calling this movement and Ms. Salgado "vigilantes" is simply an attempt to discredit them. In future articles, it would be important to note that the Mexican Constitution also grants indigenous peoples the right to form community police

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