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  • 'Please spare my little girl': How Mexico's fearless female mayor sacrificed herself...

    11/27/2012 3:04:15 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 74 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/26/2012 | Sam Webb
    The woman mayor who was kidnapped and murdered by a Mexican drug gang pleaded with her attackers for her young daughter’s life, it emerged today. Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who had already survived two assassination attempts, was driving the child to school at around 8.30am when she was ambushed by a car in the city of Morelia. The 36-year-old was hauled from her vehicle and physically assaulted as horrified witnesses watched, according to newspaper El Universal. They described how she begged for her child to be left alone and then appeared to get into her abductors’ car willingly. The little girl...
  • Former Mexican Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta Executed (My Title)

    11/26/2012 4:57:09 AM PST · by Kukai · 80 replies
    TheDailyMail ^ | November 26, 2012 | Sam Webb
    The body of a woman once called a 'heroine of the 21st century' for fearlessly standing up to Mexico's brutal drug cartels has been found beaten to death at the side of a road. Maria Santos Gorrostieta, 36, was the former mayor of Tiquicheo, a rural district in Michoacan, west of Mexico City. She famously survived two assassination attempts by narcotics gangs who have turned the country into a war zone. Her brave defiance may have cost the mother-of-three her life. The official cause of death was a blow to the head but she had been stabbed, her legs and...