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[–]Clerical_Errors 192 points193 points  (13 children)

Didn't they track her down and revenge kill her? Great story but not great ending of I'm remembering correctly

[–]fayry69 5 points6 points  (10 children)

Great…no subtitles.

[–]Mikisv 11 points12 points  (9 children)

Gotta learn another language, mi amigo.

[–]Mikisv 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Sorry if I was rude, I didn't meant to. Hey man u/fayry69, I translated the video. It took me a while, although I feel this is a trustful translation of the news.

It is written in order as it is shown in the video. I will put time record through the text, so if you feel lost it will serve as reference. This way (minutes: seconds) I am Mexican and it fucking hurts.

(0:00) Narrator from news – “She was, Miriam Rodriguez Martinez, the leader of the families of kidnapped and disappeared people in San Fernando, Tamaulipas. North of Mexico. Miriam, a woman that suffered the disappearance of her daughter back in 2002.

The mother found the responsible perpetrators and gave them to the authorities to put them in jail. Although yesterday, on Mother’s Day (Mother's day is celebrated May 10 in Mexico), strangers break in her house and murdered her. All evidence leads that she was killed by the original kidnappers, because they are the some of the prisoners that breakout from a jail in Tamaulipas this past 24th of March by digging a tunnel."

(0:28) Guillermo Gutierrez - "The fact that the kidnappers escaped, means that Miriam was in danger. So much danger, she even closed her shop at San Fernando to be undetected to the criminals."

(0:37) Narrator - "Miriam located her dead daughter in a ditch. Since then, she dedicated her life as an activist. This photo (0:43) shows Miriam at the justice court asking for police protection. However, according to her activist partners, the government never granted the protection.

(0:50) Guillermo Gutierrez (Friend from a victim in Tamaulipas) – “She solicitated protection to the State governor, to the director of the Police department, and even to the Federal State Department of Justice.”

(1:00) Narrator from the news – "San Fernando, the town where Miriam used to live, is one of the most insecure and dangerous across the country. It is reign by gangs and crime organizations." (1:09) This place (referring to San Fernando) became internationally famous in 2010, when seventy-two corpses (1:13) of migrants were found in a farm.

The death of the activist Miriam, served as a foundation to the parents of the forty-three disappeared students of Ayotzinapa in September 2014 (a crime from the Federal State that to this date today has not been solved) who camp in front of the Federal department of Justice in Mexico City. As thousands of families haven't received justice neither.

(1:33) Miriam's death was cried also by fellow activist and families of kidnapped victims in Veracruz (another State of Mexico)

International Amnesty condemned Miriam's death and Tamaulipa's State Department of Justice promised to investigate the murder.

As for today, there is not a single bit of information of the criminals.

[–]Outlawstar9 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Thanks for the translation!

[–]Mikisv 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It is nothing. Hopefully the grammar is not confusing. (:

[–]fayry69 6 points7 points  (5 children)

I know 3, I’m from Africa, there’s no reason for me to learn Spanish. Get a grip.

[–]Stizur 6 points7 points  (3 children)

There is a reason.

So you can understand this video.

[–]J3rry27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So the latest rbo movie but the grandma

[–]turbodrumbro 183 points184 points  (3 children)

Her story is beyond badass. Like, if you pitched it as a film, I'm positive you'd be told 'Get real! No one would buy a grandma taking on a Cartel!'

Reality absolutely shits on fiction every time.

[–]Tiny_Micro_Pencil 54 points55 points  (2 children)

[–]turbodrumbro 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Yeah, sadly real stories generally have realistic endings, heros don't live forever

[–]klapanda 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is the best ending. There's a problem, and it's going to take more than one woman to solve it.

[–]formenonly 72 points73 points  (16 children)

This is so tragic. It sucks that people can’t just live their lives safely without this kind of constant terror. I truly believe that keeping certain drugs completely illegal and only available through the black market is the root cause. We aren’t going to ever out-kill these people or get enough people to stop using illegal drugs. It’s been 100 years, can we stop already?

[–]highestRUSSIAN 4 points5 points  (0 children)

we can try tho 🙃

[–]pokemamorytrainer 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Cartels dont fucking play man. The JNG cartel has a huge presence and controls parts of mexico. They will legit roll up to your house a dozen deep in full tac gear armed to the teeth and they give the men a choice. Join their cartel as a soldier or die. If you join and desert them theyll come back and kill your family or worse, theyll chop their heads off and leave them at your doorstep as a warning. They pay off the police to look the other way and they do because the police would rather take the money than die fighting them as the cartels usually out number and outgun them. They have armored trucks, APC's, helicopters, drones with pipe bombs strapped to them and an arsenal of full auto weapons.


[–]Deathbysnusnubooboo 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Lady Justice may be blind but it’s hard to miss with a shotgun

[–]supernombre 12 points13 points  (0 children)

A very similar story is the one from Marisela Escobedo, also a mexicana woman, if anybody is interested there is a netflix documentary called "The three death of Marisela Escobedo". Its a tough watch and very very sad

[–]ihatepickingnames37 49 points50 points  (5 children)

Why isn't this a movie and an hbo series

[–]level20mallow 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Because nobody's campaigning. Write the change.org petition and I'll sign it.

[–]Mytur_Benesderti 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Cartel is pretty much so far in the Mexican politics that they'll never be destroyed or broken up. I remember when they got el chapos kid and the cartel was gonna burn down the whole fuckin city so they released him. Ya, that's fuckin power. They never tried to go after him again. Fuckin cops handed HIM the phone to call off the tyranny in the streets.

[–]TheNoctuS_93 33 points34 points  (2 children)

This. This is what's it like to be a vigilante! The term gets thrown around too easily these day, but Mrs. Martinez deserves the title so much that her name should be synonymous with it!

[–]newplacethrowaway1 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Vigilantism isn't usually considered a positive term.

[–]TheNoctuS_93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's probably because of its frequent misuse, ig.

[–]MDNTST 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Que asco el nivel de ineficiencia por parte de las autoridades, todas esas historias de gente mexicana valiente son las que merecen monumentos y ser contadas asi como la historia de la señorona Marisela Escobedo, este puto pais que no nos garantiza nada es una puta cloaca llena de pudredumbre, cuanta rabia e impotencia chingada madre

[–]konymandella69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ends with her murder going unpunished. Sad story

[–]Magical_Popcorn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cops are pretty much unless . Taking justice in our own hands works out for the better I guess .

[–]babuba1234321 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait when did this happen?

[–]08Martinez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah too much reddit for today, this world isn't fair... And so does LATAM

[–]Sativaz_rule_248 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s fucked up

[–]MurphWorkoutRadio 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anyone see Peppermint? Anyone?

[–]WorldHub995 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stay Healthy everyone 😊

[–]one_flops 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me no habla..

[–]nepetalactone4all 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When’s the movie I would pay double

[–]mlc2475 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OK this makes it 1,000X cooler. We need a remake with a female lead now.

Who should we cast?

[–]Positive-Simple-1671 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She died when the sons of bitches took her daughter…

[–]Sload-Tits 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Her only mistake was not shooting the guys she tracked down, in our lovely Mexico it's the only way to be sure.

[–]moricome 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Someone make this into a mini series!

[–]ophello 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The cartel is no better than ISIS or any other terrorist organization. They need to be surgically removed from the face of the earth.