A Hero Killed. Mexico’s Shame

Posted on Thu 11/29/2012 by


María Santos Gorrostieta

By Andrew Bolt ~

She was last seen begging for her daughter to be left alone before leaving with her kidnappers – who this time did finally kill her:

IN life she made headlines around the world. In death the renown of Maria Santos Gorrostieta, a local politician from Mexico, has grown ever larger.

As the country’s new president travelled to Washington DC to meet Barack Obama, the killing of the courageous small-town mayor by a drugs cartel was causing outrage and serving as a grim reminder of the conflict that has claimed as many as 50,000 lives…

The toll of murders is declining, yet the abduction and killing of Dr Maria Santos Gorrostieta, the former mayor of Tiquicheo, showed the depths of violence remaining in parts of the country…

The mother of three, who became an international heroine for her fortitude after a string of assassination attempts – even baring her bullet wounds for photographers – was dragged from her vehicle while taking her daughter to school this month. Her body was found last week: the latest of more than 40 local officials killed since the start of the drug war begun by the previous President, Felipe Calderon, in 2006.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am. He is also heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of radio station MTR 1377, and his book  Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.

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