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Mexican Cartels Violently Beat and Kill Female Mayor

Plum_Village Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:37 AM
Very sad about this lady and saw the earlier stories where she was only injured. Bigger tragedy is these kinds of incidences happen frequently there. The genie is out of the bottle no matter what, the drug gangs carry too much leverage now and Mexico has always been very corrupt as anyone can tell you that has ever been stopped for a traffic offense down there can tell you.

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.