Mexico Institute in the News: Maquiladora activists find themselves in Drug War crossfire

Oct 02, 2012

Texas Public Radio, 9/27/2012 Fronteras.

He fears being identified will put his kidnapped girlfriend in even more danger, and it may also get him killed. The veteran labor activist in Tamaulipas state said that for the last two years, he and many colleagues have had to go in hiding.

"This is a very dangerous time to raise your voice on almost any issue," said Andrew Selee, the director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Washington think tank. Everyone from labor activists to political protestors risks becoming a victim.

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