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Mexican Cartels Violently Beat and Kill Female Mayor

Plum_Village Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:27 AM
"The criminals will turn to other means if drugs cease to be a lucrative venture. They are thugs. Period. " To clarify, Yes, something like this. Not to knock Mexico but the Mexican Federal Government namely PRI has been a criminal organization a lot of the time for years. It wasn't nearly as bad before 2006. Cocaine is probably the illegal drugs that causes this big money fight. And before that, let's not forget the problem was in Colombia and with Escobar, Colombia knocks out the cartels and it goes to Mexico.

As our focus continues to be on the violence in the Middle East, it is also important to pay attention to what is going on just south of our own border in Mexico. The war between the Mexican government and drug cartels is still raging with the war's latest victim being female Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who was beaten, burned, tortured and dumped for dead on the side of the road. Before being killed, Gorrostieta had been attacked twice by cartels for daring to challenge them. The third attack they waged on her, was her last.