Having survived two assassination attempts and standing up to Drug Cartels, Mexican Mayor, Maria Santos Gorrostieta, beaten to death

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 was left wailing as her mother was driven away on Monday November 12.

For the next week, her frantic family waited by the phone for a ransom call that never came.  Gorrostieta’s body – stabbed, burned, battered and bound at wrist and ankle – would finally be found eight days on dumped by a roadside in San Juan Tararameo, Cuitzeo Township.

She left behind her daughter and two sons as well as her second husband Nereo Delgado Patinoran.

Hailed as a heroine of the 21st century, her death has prompted much soul-searching in a country ravaged by violence.

The decision to withdraw her security team in November last year – and her police escort in January – has come under particular scrutiny.

Gorrostieta was elected as mayor of Tiquicheo, a rural district in Michoacan, west of Mexico City, in 2008.

Read More Here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238577/Maria-Santos-Gorrostieta-executed-surviving-assassination-attempts.html

(Source: slavicinferno)

  1. kenny-kenny-bangbang reblogged this from slavicinferno
  2. uzisuicide reblogged this from slavicinferno
  3. worldly-perspectives reblogged this from losmuertosnohablan
  4. loonelyheartss reblogged this from slavicinferno
  5. the-dangers-of-ingesting-mercury reblogged this from slavicinferno
  6. lushyboo reblogged this from slavicinferno
  7. bizzznar reblogged this from slavicinferno and added:
    RIP
  8. xkarii reblogged this from rollthesun
  9. ninjatrumpeteer reblogged this from lesbeauxreves
  10. rollthesun reblogged this from lesbeauxreves
  11. the-siren-of-rapture reblogged this from acceber74
  12. meansthegoodlife reblogged this from lesbeauxreves
  13. lesbeauxreves reblogged this from allthestarsaboveyoureyes
  14. nikki318 reblogged this from slavicinferno
  15. allthestarsaboveyoureyes reblogged this from slavicinferno
  16. cdoring reblogged this from slavicinferno
  17. thelastmejia reblogged this from slavicinferno
  18. morphozephyritis reblogged this from livefromplanetearth
  19. jillymcguire reblogged this from livefromplanetearth
  20. pictures-and-love-lost reblogged this from acceber74
  21. acceber74 reblogged this from slavicinferno
  22. slavicinferno reblogged this from livefromplanetearth and added:
    Please Reblog. Too many people are ignoring what’s happening in Mexico right now. The American media is not even...
  23. deliriouslyhyperactive reblogged this from smilelikedarrencriss
  24. smilelikedarrencriss reblogged this from livefromplanetearth
  25. livefromplanetearth reblogged this from slavicinferno and added:
    Gorrostieta was elected as mayor of Tiquicheo, a rural district in Michoacan, west of Mexico City, in 2008. Almost...
  26. freddman777 reblogged this from runningmad and added:
    Im tired of hearing about these stories. You want your war on drugs? You are fighting the wrong fucking people.
  27. runningmad reblogged this from slavicinferno
  28. randomtiggy reblogged this from slavicinferno
  29. glutenfreehoochie reblogged this from semiautomatix
  30. semiautomatix reblogged this from fuzzylocs
  31. fuzzylocs reblogged this from slavicinferno
  32. dreamsbane reblogged this from inelysianvalleys
  33. inelysianvalleys reblogged this from slavicinferno
  34. iamthenoise reblogged this from goodmorningshipwreck and added:
    this needs to stop….
  35. space-echo reblogged this from slavicinferno
  36. redlippedposse reblogged this from kumasenpai
ad2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">