Friday, November 30, 2012
Maria Susana The Mexican Beauty Queen Killed In Shootout
In an incident that sounds like as if it was taken out of a movie script, beauty queen Masria Susana Flores Gamez was gunned down Satureday in as shootout between the members of a drug cartel and miitary patrolmen. According to Associated Press Gamez was travelling with the former group when rifles were drawn. An assault rifle was discovered near her body. "She was with the gang of criminals, but we can not say whether she participated in shoootout" Says state prosecutor Marco Antonio Higuara, "that is what we have to investigate" Gamez was voted the 2012 Woman of Sinaloa in February. She then lost susequent pageant thast would have led her to compete for Mexico in Miss Universe. It is actually not uncommon for beauty pageant contestants in Mexico to get involved with grud cartels. The 2011 movie Miss Bala focused on this association and won the Academy Award for best foreign language movie. "They are disposable objects, the lowest link in the chain of criminal organizations, the young men are recruited as gunmen and the pretty young women who are tossed away in two or three years, are turned into police or killed," said Javier Valdez the author of the 2009 book on the same subject.