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Mexican Consulate in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood
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Kim Malcolm talks with Consul of Mexico Roberto Dondisch about his advice for Mexican people living in Washington, following the election of Donald Trump. Dondisch is visiting Mexican communities throughout the state as part of the Consulate on Wheels program.

Immigrants packed a gym in Bellevue on Thursday night to talk about Trump's immigration plan.
KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

Hundreds of immigrants packed a school gym on Thursday night. But not for something normal, like a basketball game.

Brian Wahlberg gives daughter Luciena a good view of the proceedings as the crowd sings at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle.
KUOW photo/Gil Aegerter

In the liberal bastion that is Seattle, the response to the election was acute. People cried openly on buses and in cafes. Some took time off work to mourn in bed. It wasn't that their candidate had lost, we heard again and again, it was that they feared for the future.

Banda Vagas entertains the audience in Seattle's South Park Duwamish River Festival.
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Only a whisper of a breeze drifts off the water on this scorching August afternoon, but temperatures in the 90s don’t wilt the South Park crowd. Older couples, young parents with their children, even gum-cracking teenagers wait patiently in the shade for the main musical attraction of this year’s Duwamish River Festival: Banda Vagos, a Mexican big band that performs a traditional style of music known as banda . Eventually, more than a dozen men dressed in white pants and red shirts squeeze...

Nestora Salgado, an activist from Renton who was imprisoned in Mexico, spoke with supporters upon arrival at Sea-Tac Airport.
KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

Nestora Salgado — an activist and grandmother from Renton — is back home. Salgado spent more than two years in a Mexican prison on charges that have now been dropped. A crowd gathered at Sea-Tac Airport to greet her, as KUOW’s Liz Jones reports.

A photo of Nestora Salgado from her website. The caption says it is a photo of her as the leader of the community police.
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Nestora Salgado walked out of a Mexican prison, a free woman Friday. Salgado is from Renton, a mother of three, and a U.S. citizen. But her activism against corruption led to her arrest more than two years ago.

A photo of Nestora Salgado from her website. The caption says it is a photo of her as the leader of the community police.
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The case of a Renton woman who is jailed in Mexico is getting new attention. Nestora Salgado was arrested 30 months ago, detained because of her involvement in a community-based police force in the Mexican state of Guerrero.

The Internet had many, many responses to actor Sean Penn's account of meeting Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, which was published by Rolling Stone on Saturday: shock, anger, derision, astonishment, utter bafflement ... But from one quarter, at least, there was pure excitement. "EL CHAPO GUZMAN WEARING BARABAS SHIRT !" was the all-caps announcement from the clothing company Barabas. The Los Angeles-based clothier says Rolling Stone photos show the drug kingpin wearing its distinctive shirts. And...

During World War II, thousands of Americans lied about their age to enlist in the military. During the Iraq war, Daniel Torres lied about something else. "I didn't want to be just another Mexican living in the U.S. I wanted to say I'd done something for the country," said Torres. Torres' parents came to the U.S. legally, but overstayed their visas — leaving him without a green card. But in 2007, with the death toll in Iraq and Afghanistan peaking, a Marine Corps recruiter in Idaho was happy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGmVVVNIDeY Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán had seen his name in headlines. He knew it graced the world's Most Wanted lists. But it appears that the notorious drug kingpin wanted something more: He wanted his name in lights. Guzmán was recaptured by the Mexican government on Friday, and has been returned to the same prison he broke out of in July. Mexican authorities tracked him down in the seaside city of Los Mochis thanks in part to Guzmán's desire to make a biopic...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGmVVVNIDeY Nearly six months after his most recent escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico, drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán has been caught, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced via Twitter. "Mission accomplished: we got him," Nieto wrote Friday afternoon , informing the public that El Chapo had been apprehended. Guzmán was captured at a motel on the outskirts of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, after a shootout with Mexican marines that left five...

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On New Year's Day, Gisela Mota was sworn in as the new mayor of Temixco, south of Mexico City. Less than a day later, she was dead. Gunmen had burst into her home, beaten and shot her to death. Two of the attackers were killed in a shootout with the police; at least two others were arrested. Mota's brutal death is another grim reminder of the violence that grips Mexico. Over the past decade, at least 70 mayors have been murdered and many others targeted, according to Alejandro Hope, security...

José Luis Avila, of Renton, is fighting for the release of his wife Nestora Salgado from Mexico.
KUOW photo/Liz Jones

Human rights activist Nestora Salgado raised her family in Renton. She’s a U.S. citizen and a human rights activist. But most people know her now as a political prisoner. She’s been held in a Mexican prison for more than two years, with limited outside contact.

As it contines to move across Mexico, Patricia has lost most of its strength. It is now a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph . In the early morning hours of Saturday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto delivered some very good news : The hurricane, which could be the most powerful on record , had caused less damage than what would be expected for a storm of that intensity and the government had received no reports of deaths. Still, as the Los Angeles Times reports ,...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Flights to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from Seattle and other West Coast cities were canceled Friday and Saturday as Hurricane Patricia slammed into Mexico’s central Pacific coast.

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