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Father Alejandro Solalinde Threatened for Helping Migrants in Mexico

Magda Fahsi - Mint Press News
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October 30, 2013
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Mexican Priest Alejandro Solalinde on Migrants' Perilous Journey to US (Democracy NOW!)

“I am a grain of sand in the government’s shoe: I make them uncomfortable … they have to cope with me, because the only other alternative would be to kill me.”

Father Alejandro Solalinde Guerra is a Mexican Catholic priest. He was deeply touched by the conditions that thousands of Central American migrants face when they ride the train northward to the United States through Mexico, where they are often the victims of criminal gangs and police violence. The National Human Rights Committee of Mexico estimates that over 11,000 migrants were kidnapped in Mexico during a six-month period in 2010.

In 2007, Father Solalinde founded the Hermanos en el Camino (Brothers of the Road) migrant shelter in Ixtepec, Oaxaca, in the south of Mexico, joining a system of several shelters and food kitchens that have emerged along the unauthorized migratory route toward the United States and provides migrants with a short respite from danger. But by putting a spotlight on the dramatic conditions and the kidnappings faced by migrants, and on the collusion of police and politicians with kidnappers, Father Solalinde himself has become a target for attacks and death threats.

Read the interview at Mint Press News

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