Seattle Globalist coverage: Nestora supporters vie for Sec. of State John Kerry’s attention during Boeing visit

In a recent article covering U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Boeing’s plant in Renton, WA – where Nestora Salgado lived for years – Seattle Globalist described the supporters of Nestora who showed up not only to protest the TPP trade deal, but also to raise awareness of the political prisoner’s troubles. The Globalist’s coverage follows:

…Also outside the Boeing plant were supporters of Nestora Salgado, the Renton woman who has been jailed in Mexico after running a community police force. Her husband, Jose Luis Avila, and her daughter, Grisel Rodriguez, were among the picketers vying for Kerry’s attention.

Avila said that he would like the Secretary of State to take a strong stance urging Mexico to free Salgado, who faces an uncertain wait for trial. Human rights groups and politicians in Washington and Mexico have already backed Salgado’s case.

We have been knocking on his door for months,” Avila said. “Hopefully he can see that we’re here, and we’re not going away.”

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Supporters of Nestora Salgado, a Renton woman imprisoned in Mexico, hope to get Secretary of State John Kerry’s attention. (Photo by Venice Buhain.)

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FSP’s open letter implores Secretary of State John Kerry to cut military aid to Mexico

On Wednesday, November 5, the Freedom Socialist Party’s International Secretary Guerry Hodderson released an open letter to Secretary of State John Kerry demanding that, while Nestora is imprisoned and the murderers of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa are still at large, the U.S. government must cease all military aid to Mexico. Below is the full text of the letter: Continue reading

Rep Adam Smith writes letter to John Kerry about Nestora’s harsh treatment

Representative in Congress, Adam Smith, from Washington’s 9th District has written a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry regarding U.S. citizen Nestora Salgado’s harsh treatment in Mexican prison, and urging attention from the U.S. embassy to monitor the case and ensure Nestora is afforded due process.

You can read the letter here.