Two Bloggers Hung In Mexico For Denouncing Drug Cartels
As the drug war continues to rage on in the border states of Mexico, many are tired of seeing their country ravaged by greed and destruction. Out of this group, it is the regular citizens who have decided to speak out against all they experience and see, even though there are no police around to enforce laws—even government officials are afraid to face the wrath of the cartels. Who does that leave?
Mexican bloggers and users of social networking sites are the ones providing constant opposition to the goings on in Mexico. In fact, they act as reliable sources of information in a land where not many of the crimes are often reported. Of course, the ruthless drug cartels (specifically in Nuevo Laredo) did not take kindly to this and thus chose to make their feelings known in dramatic fashion, by hanging a man and a woman who blogged about and denounced what they’ve seen.
The murdered woman was topless and disemboweled, while the man was severely beaten and bloodied. At least two signs were left near their bodies, and one of them included the phrase:
“This is going to happen to all of those posting funny things on the Internet.”
Another read, “This happens for…denouncing,” and featured the names of two blogs: Al Rojo Vivo and Blog del Narco.
It seems inevitable for places like these to further slip into lawlessness. However, despite the worst of atrocities, many seem undeterred from speaking out.
“Enough! If we shut up today, we will have lost the ground that we have gained. This is the time to show what we are made of,” wrote one Twitter user.
We can only hope that such resilience will pay off before it’s too late.