Emiliano Salinas, the son of former Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, is helping communities throughout Mexico organize and peacefully respond to escalating violence.

Why you should listen

Emiliano Salinas is the vice president of Prorsus Capital, an investment fund that promotes ethical and innovative projects in Mexico. He's general coordinator of Movimiento Inlak'ech por la Paz, A.C. (Inlak'ech Peace Movement), a civil initiative, founded by scientist and humanist Keith Raniere, that seeks to restore peace in Mexico by strengthening its society to transform violence with compassion.

Emiliano Salinas’ TED talks

Quotes from Emiliano Salinas

Fear is better than apathy because fear makes us do something.
Emiliano Salinas
TEDxSanMigueldeAllende • 437K views Jun 2011
Inspiring, Courageous
Daily life in [Mexico] is … like someone who has a serious illness and pretends it's the flu and it will just go away.
Emiliano Salinas
TEDxSanMigueldeAllende • 437K views Jun 2011
Inspiring, Courageous
The real problem we have [in Mexico] is most of us … believe we are victims of our circumstances. We are a country of victims.
Emiliano Salinas
TEDxSanMigueldeAllende • 437K views Jun 2011
Inspiring, Courageous