indigenous struggles

The uphill fight to free Nestora Salgado

April 2014

Nestora Salgado is both a naturalized U.S. citizen and an indigenous leader in her Mexican hometown of Olinalá, Guerrero. Last summer, Mexican authorities jailed her on trumped-up charges related to… Read more »

Mexico: the right of civilian self-defense

April 2014

The emergence of community police and self-defense groups (las autodefensas) in thirteen of Mexico’s states is a major political event nationally, but also internationally. It is not every day that… Read more »

June 2014

Good news — on March 31, all federal charges against Nestora Salgado were dismissed! Needed next: get the state charges dropped. Supporters continue to campaign for her freedom. For the… Read more »