Skip to comments.A hero to the end: Fearless Mexican mayor who survived two assassination attempts is murdered
Posted on 11/28/2012 6:53:03 AM PST by KeyLargo
A hero to the end: Fearless Mexican mayor who survived two assassination attempts is murdered
By ANDY SOLTIS
Last Updated: 10:04 AM, November 27, 2012
Posted: 12:56 AM, November 27, 2012
Facebook TRUE COURAGE:As mayor of the town of Tiquicheo, Maria Santos Gorrostieta defied the areas drug cartels, once baring her scars from two assassination attempts to rally support for her war on drugs. Her body was found mutilated in a ditch this month, days after she was abducted.
Courageous Mexican mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta cheated death twice when she survived assassination attempts by druglords but three times was too much.
Gorrostieta, dubbed a heroine of the 21st century for her refusal to be cowed by the ruthless cartels that rule much of Mexico, was kidnapped in broad daylight this month after leaving her home in the town of Morelia.
She was driving her daughter to school when thugs in another vehicle blocked her white van. They pulled her out and began kicking and beating her in front of passers-by.
The 36-year-old mother begged the men to spare her girl and appeared to get into the thugs vehicle voluntarily, witnesses said.
Gorrostieta, mayor of the town of Tiquicheo from 2008 to 2011, had previously had a police escort and government security assigned to her.
But despite the two ambushes which killed her husband and left her horribly scarred her protection was pulled after she left office.
No one could do anything to help her, newspaper El Universal said of her abduction two weeks ago.
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Not only courageous, but beautiful. How sad.
In October of 2009, in an attack that killed her then husband, the former mayor was shot at least seven times. Subsequent to that attack, three months later another gang opened fire on her brothers car, wounding her while she was in the passenger seat. Dr. Gorrostieta later appeared in publicized photos showing her wounds announcing in a local newsletter, I wanted to show you my wounded, mutilated body, she wrote, because Im not ashamed of it. Its living testimony that I am a strong and righteous woman, and despite my wounds, Im still on my feet. (telegraph.co.uk)
Wow this is a coincidence, I was just reading about this in an email. While reading it, I kept wondering if she was killed by guns supplied by our darling twice unconstitutionally elected admitted foreign born Kenyan.
I noticed yesterday .Beauty Queen running with drug cartels was a major headline,woman standing up to the drug cartels never showed up in the news.
Give them amnesty even though 12 people are murdered every day by illegals which is equal to one and a half Sept. 11th attacks every year. I think this month in New York city alone we’ve had 3 people killed by illegals, and that’s just one city. This one murder in particular was especially galling as the victim was just walking home minding his own business when the illegal decided to butcher him alive...
Now this was a women with stones big ones. It’s to bad Mexico lost her she should have come to the US and run form the Senate.
You can add Hussein to that photo as well.
Any comment from the NAGs?
Every thread about this brave woman’s death will be taken over by our own click of dopers and druggies on freerepublic.
The textbook definition of insanity is repeating the same action over and over again while expecting different results.
That perfectly describes this utterly failed WO(s)D’s.
Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama have conspired to keep illegals which of course, also includes many of the Mexican cartels, overrunning our country. McCain, Ted Kennedy, some business leaders, some religious leaders and lots of politicians at all levels of government have supported the criminality of illegal immigration. They may wash their hands like Pontius Pilate, but the blood will not wash off.