The they kidnapped and tortured her, and was on the verge of being assassinated. It is the personal hell that the Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho for denouncing a child prostitution ring.
48 hours in which he feared for his life and that today he recounts in the Spanish theater, in Madrid, with a theatrical adaptation of his memoirs.
She has been in exile in Spain since 2019, and even though she knows she will never be able to return to her country does not consider himself a victim but a survivor. She is not afraid and has decided to tell what happened 16 years ago today.
The Mexican journalist and activist uncovered a child pornography network which implied “very powerful politicians and businessmen who made child pornography with girls and boys, “he says.
Continued though his friends begged him to stop these investigations. “They told me that I was not going to change anything, that it is not worth risking your life, because the mafias are not going to disappear.”
But the leader of this gang, the businessman Mexican Jean Succar Kuri, recognized these crimes In hidden cameras, aware that what he was doing was forbidden, he claimed that it was his “vice” and his “bullshit.” Today he has the longest sentence in history for this crime: 112 years in prison.
The journalist who suffered the consequences of uncovering this case, says that now she feels “whole and empowered” to be able to tell her story because they are the criminals. You can already tell the story without pain because yours is that of many journalists in Mexico and in the world.
However, Cacho does not consider himself a victim, but a survivor. Now he warns of the serious problem that Spain has with child pornography, because “children consume porn without knowing it is a crime. They want to see people their age, because no one gives them proper sex education. “And as long as this exists, he says, will continue with its investigations and complaints.