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2 sides at odds over plight of activist-kidnapping suspect in Mexico
2 sides at odds over plight of activist-kidnapping suspect in Mexico

Nestora Salgado, a Mexican American woman who returned home to the violent state of Guerrero to run an ad hoc community police force and whose clashes with local authorities landed her in prison, may soon be freed. Something of a cause celebre in parts of Mexico and the U.S., Salgado has languished in a Mexican federal prison for a year and a half after her arrest on charges of kidnapping. The accusations, she and her supporters say, stemmed from the community police force's arrest of six people tied to a violent drug cartel in their hometown of Olinala, high in the Guerrero mountains. Yet even as Salgado's liberation appeared nigh, a campaign opposing her release has gained...

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