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Free Nestora Salgado!
by Bill Carpenter (wcarpentx [at]
Saturday Dec 14th, 2013 5:38 PM
A rally in the Bay Area was part of a worldwide challenge on December 10, 2013, to the Mexican government for imprisoning Nestora Salgado for community organizing activities in Olinalá, Guerrero. The demonstration took place in front of the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco.
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Nestora Salgado is a naturalized U.S. citizen who grew up in the small indigenous village of Olinalá in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. She moved to the United States in 1991 at the age of 20, working as a maid, nanny and waitress. She splits her time between Olinalá and Renton, Washington, where she lives with her husband José Luis Avila, a construction worker, her daughters, and grandchildren. Over the past four years, she made numerous trips to deliver clothing and supplies to the desperately poor residents of her hometown.