A netizen is killed in Tamaulipas – Reporters Without Borders

{I have to wonder – is the President of Mexico in with the criminals or does he just not care?}

Netizen María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio was kidnapped by armed men on 15 October in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas. A picture of her dead body appeared on her Twitter account the next day.

Netizen María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio was kidnapped by armed men on 15 October in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas. A picture of her dead body appeared on her Twitter account the next day.

Fuentes Rubio was kidnapped as she left the Tierra Santa clinic in Reynosa, where she worked as a doctor.

The photo of her body that appeared on Twitter was followed by a series of messages, including “Shut down your accounts, do not risk your families’ lives as I have done. I ask your forgiveness.”

For several months, Fuentes Rubio, under the pseudonym “Felina,” had been contributing via the Twitter account @Miut3 to the Valor por Tamaulipas citizen information service. It focuses on violence and organized crime activities in the state. Fuentes Rubio’s family left the country on 16 October, after filing a formal complaint.

via A netizen is killed in Tamaulipas – Reporters Without Borders.

17 thoughts on “A netizen is killed in Tamaulipas – Reporters Without Borders”

    1. The devil is in a lot of people..which is why my humour is a little sick sometimes….I will not break out in a Mexican song..I promise 🙂

  1. Grew up with Mexicana/Tejano musica – so appreciate – now loving Anita Tijoux and a bunch of others from Chile and National Records.

    1. I lived in Mexico for 7 years,my brother was born there….many,many moons ago. I will check out the above. I grew up listening to Mariachi music….then hit Tex Mex not to forget Cajun! Ay ya ya ya ! 🙂

    2. Thank you for sharing. The English are some what ‘cold’ and provincial. Hey Ho!
      As for politics don’t go there.:(

    3. My adopted father emigrated with his father in 1913 from Oldham on the White Star line – what they used to call steerage class. Missed Titanic because he left tickets in hotel and by time they got back – ship had sailed. Lucky them but lost numerous neighbors who were emigrating at same time.

    4. Fate is a funny thing is it not?
      Or maybe it is not fate but serendipity.
      It has been great to talk to you.
      By the by I am half English and half Oz……my mother came to this country as a war bride….however I grew up all over the place….which makes me ‘not’ very English.However, the Greeks like me!

    5. Viva Cajun as well – Mexicana, Tejano, Cajun: all based on same folk music from early 1800s – Accordion in traditional music
      Invented in 1829, its popularity spread rapidly: it has mostly been associated with the common people, and was spread by Europeans who emigrated around the world. The accordion in both button and piano forms became a favorite of folk musicians and has been integrated into traditional music styles all over the world: see the list of traditional music styles that incorporate the accordion

  2. Flaco Jimenez to you! Not to forget Astor Piazzola and of course Tom Russell. And a good quality tequila! ( a very good quality)

  3. Hard to find good quality tequila any longer – too big a business worldwide now. Once had some that had been aged for more than 30 years but gone now. I suppose, some small producers can still be found in Mexico but the pressure to become big and rich is too much, I fear.

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