Emiliano Salinas on violence in Mexico

This 12 minute TED talk, in Spanish with subtitles in English and other languages, is worth listening to. Mexico is a wonderful country that is suffering because of the demand for illegal drugs in the USA and Canada.

In this passionate talk from TEDxSanMigueldeAllende that’s already caused a sensation in Mexico, Emiliano Salinas, son of former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, confronts the current climate of violence in Mexico — or rather, how Mexican society responds to it. He calls on ordinary citizens to move from denial and fear to peaceful, community-based action. This is the first talk posted on TED.com that was delivered in a language other than English. (It has English subtitles by default. Translated by Carolina Montero and Sebastian Betti.)

A civil response to violence: Emiliano Salinas on TED.com“, 27 June 2011.

Recorded at TEDxSanMigueldeAllende, November 2010 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Duration: 12:17.

HT: Dr Andrew Willmore

This violence will not stop until consuming countries decide to decriminalize the possession and use of drugs.


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