The White House Should Look Into Nestora Salgado Situation Who Created Volunteer Network Against Corruption In Mexicoby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Sep. 21, 2013, under Cultura, Culture, Social Justice
It appears Nestora Salgado has pissed off a significant amount of corruption officials and gangsters in Mexico. Now it appears they are trying to gag her with a ‘charge’ for creating a police volunteer network against the corrupt who have been taking advantage of Mexicans she encouraged not to live in fear within their homes.
See the story below:
OLINALA, Mexico — After decades making another life in the United States, Nestora Salgado found herself back home in southern Mexico’s mountains, leading scores of mostly male volunteer police against gangsters and officials alike.
Salgado, 42, was elected commander this spring of the community police in Olinala (oh-lee-nah-LAH), an artisan and cattle town buried deep in the Pacific coast range of Guerrero state.
She’s one of many women joining vigilante militias this year as Mexico’s drug war grinds on, in nearly seven years claiming more than 70,000 lives and “disappearing” many thousands more. Just like their beleaguered brothers, husbands and sons, women across this region are arming themselves with low-caliber weapons and popular ire against criminal abuse and official inaction.…
Women long ago broke through to the upper ranks of male-dominated Mexican society. They’ve served for years as lawmakers, governors, supreme court justices and cabinet secretaries and even presidential candidates.
But only recently have they gained a beachhead in more remote, rural corners, where machismo often still prevails.
Described by many as headstrong and self-assured, Salgado proved a natural leader in this turbulent and often rebellious patch of Mexico.
“She has more guts than any man,” Marisela Jimenez, a member of Olinala’s community police movement, said. “She was the one who had the courage to take charge.”