October 17, 2014

MEXICO: Citizen Journalist María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, Kidnapped and Murdered Near Texas Border By Mexican Drug Cartel

Inquistr News
written by Staff
Friday October 17, 2014

Mexican blogger and citizen journalist Doctor María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, is dead, according to Breitbart Texas. María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio was kidnapped at gunpoint by a group of unidentified individuals in the border town of Reynosa on Wednesday at around noon. Hours after her abduction, a photo of what appears to be the blogger, is tweeted to her Twitter followers.

Police say the account was most likely hacked by the abductors and used to threaten others who speak out about Mexico’s dangerous drug cartels. According to Borderland Beat, someone using Dr. Maria’s Twitter handle @miut3, posted a gruesome photo of a dead Mexican woman with blood on the face and hands. Dr. Maria’s Twitter followers believe that it is her body. The following message was posted to Twitter.
“Friends and Family, my real name is Maria del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, I am a doctor, now my life has met it’s end. have NO more to say except that you do not commit the same mistake that I did. I gained nothing, on the contrary, TODAY I REALIZE THAT.
#reynosafollow I ecountered death, and nothing was changed. @Bandolera7 @civilarmado_mx@ValorTamaulipas Close your accounts! Don’t risk your safety and that of your family. As I did. I ask for your forgiveness. I found death for nothing.
We are closer than you think.”
Terrified friends and fellow bloggers posted messages to their Twitter accounts expressing their deep sorrow for the loss of Dr. María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio but stated that they would not stop the work of exposing the violence and illegal activities of the Mexican drug cartels because Dr. María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio would never surrender.

The Tamaulipas state police are continuing to investigate the crime and hope to find out if the murder was connecting to her writings or a disgruntled family member of one of her patients.

In the past journalists, bloggers and at least one blog commenter have been murdered for speaking out against Mexican drug cartels. The local media, for the most part, has ceased to report on anything having to do with Mexican drug cartels, as stated in My San Antonio. Mexican drug cartels have also become problematic for American law enforcement officials who say that the cartels in Mexico are flooding the United States with a cheap form of Meth, according to a previous article by Inquisitr.


Breitbart News
written by Ildefonso Ortiz
Thursday October 16, 2014

MCALLEN, Texas -- A citizen journalist in the border city of Reynosa, Mexico has fallen victim to the hands of the Gulf Cartel in the most brazen attempt to date to silence information about the worsening security situation on the Mexican side of the shared border with Texas.

Social media postings on Thursday morning mourned the passing of Maria Del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, a Reynosa doctor better known by her Twitter handle @Miut3.

Law enforcement sources in Tamaulipas, Mexico confirmed her kidnapping Wednesday afternoon and found her body overnight. Due to the early stages of her investigation authorities didn’t release details of the murder. Officials who spoke with Breitbart Texas said they are not only looking at social media but also at her work as a doctor and acquaintances before determining the motive for the murder.

On Thursday early morning the twitter handle @miut3 posted a farewell message identifying Fuentes by name, posting her picture and telling the community to remain quiet about Reynosa and not make her mistakes “you won’t get anything out of it” as well as warning other citizen journalists that criminals were on to them. The profile image of @Miut3 was changed from the Catwoman photo she always used to a photograph of Fuentes’ bloodied body.

Other citizen journalist routine use social media to anonymously expose cartels ike @ValorxTamaulipas and @hmatamoros were quick to condemn the murder vowing to continue the fight.

Breitbart Texas previously traveled to the cartel controlled city of Reynosa to meet with another citizen journalist and bring attention to his efforts to expose the same cartel.

A core group of citizen journalist in Reynosa refused to remain silent at the total blackout of the violence that took root in Reynosa and most of Tamaulipas in early 2010 when the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas went to war over drug territories and routes that continues to this day.

Since then local media outlets in Tamaulipas have refused to report the almost daily shootouts and cartel executions airing instead interviews with local government officials about new projects, tourism and the prosperity being felt in the state.

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