Now free, Nestora Salgado continues her fight against corruption in Mexico

Nestora Salgado is now a free woman, but that doesn't mean her fight is over. She says she intends to continue to fight corruption in Mexico.
Apr 25, 2016
Protesters in Guerrero marched earlier this year with a cutout of Nestora Salgado. The Renton mom became leader of a community police force in her home town, and has been held in jail for two years. (Photo by Fernando Salgado)

Meeting La Comandante: a jailhouse interview with Nestora Salgado

Nestora Salgado gave up a quiet life near Seattle to lead a community police force in her hometown in Mexico. Now she continues her activism from a prison cell.
Nov 5, 2015
(Photo by Johanna Vasquez)

Top 5 challenges facing Mexico this Independence Day

On the night of September 15th in 1810, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico’s national hero, rang the bell of the church in the town of Dolores and called for the people to oppose the colonial government and demand a change. It was the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. This history, taught to every Mexican child, […]
Sep 15, 2015

Activism unjustly criminalized in Nestora Salgado case

The activism of Nestora Salgado has been criminalized, like in many cases in Mexico, her attorneys write.
Sep 1, 2015

Parents of missing Mexican students find support in Seattle, Yakima

Parents of two of the 43 missing Mexican students shared their anguish as they made stops in Seattle and Yakima seeking support for renewed investigation.
Apr 21, 2015
A student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico holds up a banner with the faces of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa. (Photo from Flickr by Montecruz Foto)

“We want them back alive” Students’ disappearance pushes Mexico to breaking point

Outcry over the disappearance of 43 Mexican students has exposed decades of impunity and corruption.
Nov 7, 2014

Seattle rallies to support 43 missing Mexican college students

Seattleites are banding together to call for justice on behalf of 43 Mexican college students who have been missing since September 26.
Nov 5, 2014