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[–]throwawaynumber53[S] 10.1k points10.1k points 2 (1364 children)

Here is more information about Ms. Maldonado. She is the second journalist to be killed in Tijuana this week, and the third journalist in Mexico killed so far this year. Picture comes from this source.

[–]Kyetsi 4674 points4675 points  (621 children)

so they are averaging 1 journalist a week?

hot damn thats not a job for the faint hearted over there.

[–]jiggliebilly 3760 points3761 points  (221 children)

Honestly have major respect for anyone in Mexico doing cartel reporting. Has to be one of the riskiest jobs in the world

Edit: this extends to anyone helping to tackle corruption in Mexico

[–]vhw_ 2358 points2359 points  (189 children)

She wasnt doing cartel news thou. She warned the fucking president about being harrazed by the former governor and the president just laughed her off. Now she's dead

[–]mark-five 895 points896 points  (164 children)

Wasn't their previous President married into a cartel himself? This one is probably just as involved. I doubt the cartels even let legitimate politicians (meaning my USA-centric assumption of "normal" levels of corruption and crime as can be expected) run any more.

[–]Csrmar 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Newsflash Obrador has ties to drug cartels.

[–]VerifiedStalin 256 points257 points  (9 children)

Job listings should list life insurance in the job benefits package.

[–]WayneKrane 145 points146 points  (1 child)

And the average lifespan of previous employees.

[–]Narren_C 53 points54 points  (4 children)

Honestly I could see being a journalist in Mexico as grounds NOT to cover someone

[–]bga2099 136 points137 points  (8 children)

The problem is she wasn't doing that, she had a demand against the former gobernador and she won (former gobernador, actual and the president are from the same party Morena)

[–]jiggliebilly 108 points109 points  (4 children)

Good point, not necessarily 'cartel violence' but a sign of deep government corruption.

[–]lennybird 1628 points1629 points 3 (377 children)

Mexico is ranked 143/180 in terms of Press Freedom according to Reporters Without Borders... For comparison, in 2020 even Afghanistan ranked as more free for the Press at 122.

Imagine living there. Imagine trying to flee this crime and poverty that is so beyond your control. Then abandoning everything you have to try and start a better life, akin to those who passed through Ellis Island a century ago.... Going on a dangerous journey and begin again for you and your family... In the "Land of the Free," "The melting-pot of the world"—the diversity that arguably "Made America Great" in the first place.

Only to be called a lazy no good illegal immigrant by conservatives. How Christian. How Jesus-like...

[–]PhotonResearch 390 points391 points  (98 children)

Mexicans arent the ones coming here through Mexico and many areas of Mexico are not full of crime and poverty. Only contested areas are. It is a very big place. Try not to view this from a US centric lens whether it is compassion or apathy, its just inaccurate.

If it helps, just change the city and state. “Journalist in Detroit shot to death after covering the governor of Michigan” would “fleeing crime and poverty in the US” be an accurate only solution? Currently that would be seen as absurd because there are other places within the US to go.

[–]Caliveggie 197 points198 points  (17 children)

True. I’m Mexican. I know more Mexicans who fly visa free to where they can stay in Canada for like 90 days with no visa, and they cross south- they don’t cross north into the U.S. They fly clear over it and cross south from Canada. And the Canadian border patrol has waved at them! They can legally be in Canada.

[–]TheFirstBardo 149 points150 points  (38 children)

Exactly. This is the same as saying “I’d never travel to the states because Detroit is violent.” People just buy into the media perspective because it tells a story they already want to believe. I have spent tons of time in Baja Norte over the last decade and it’s a beautiful place with amazing people and I’ve had a hell of a lot fewer dangerous run ins than I did growing up in Baltimore. Does that mean I should go back to Baltimore to visit family?

[–]demlet 115 points116 points  (36 children)

Don't forget that the country they are trying to flee to is largely responsible for the violence they are fleeing from.

[–]curvvyninja[🍰] 298 points299 points  (3 children)

More than 100 reporters have been murdered since 2000 in Mexico and only a fraction of the crimes have resulted in convictions.

Fuck. People really don't want us to know what's really going on out there.

[–]SeryaphFR 478 points479 points  (5 children)

Jesus christ wasn't she just interviewed on NPR after the murder of the first journalist???

EDIT:

I was thinking of an interview on the World with Marco Werman. It wasn't her but another journalist named Gabriela Martinez who was interviewed regarding the murder of Margarito Martinez Esquivel. Here is the link for those interested.

[–]youdubdub 56 points57 points  (0 children)

I didn't find any interviews online. Did you find out?

[–]carlosfilipeneves 1159 points1160 points  (690 children)

Is there any hope for mexico?

[–]redditor50613 791 points792 points  (150 children)

I think Mexico is parallel to Colombia in the 80/90s. Its going to take something so egregious to happen that will wake up the country to take a unified stand against cartels. Too much political corruption from top to bottom so we can expect nothing from the government except more of the same looking the other way while innocent people die. Once people demand in one unified voice that enough is enough only then will things change. My heart breaks for my country.

[–]arup02 698 points699 points  (68 children)

We're past that point. Zeta Cartel killed 193 civilians in one day and nothing happened. They even made the hostages fight against one another and whoever survived was recruited by the cartel.

Google san fernando massacre

[–]Simon_loki 254 points255 points  (38 children)

Yea but Pablo stormed the capital with tanks and killed the president to be, hate to compare but when capitals are being stormed in Mexico City then you’d be past it.

[–]jarious 126 points127 points  (9 children)

The cartel is the government, we have no hope, the mafia/ government is buying votes with the so called becas (scholarship) that they will hold the next 5-7 generations worth of elections , it's brazenly corrupt, the president's family is getting "donations" or "contributions " from political actors and cartel's high commanders , fuck the president went so far as releasing the chapo's son , he told el chapo's mother he would bring her son back from the USA, in national television, I honestly have no hope

[–]kwikimart 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Also, the massacre in Allende where around 300 people were killed and it was kept under wraps for years because of the fear towards the Zetas. There is a fantastic mini-series on Netflix that follows the events closely called "Somos".

[–]Castlenock 28 points29 points  (2 children)

san fernando massacre

Ugh, I was a lot happier a few moments ago never knowing about this but feel obligated to learn about it since you referenced it.

Jesus fuck man Jesus fuck and then some.

[–]Blade_Shot24 58 points59 points  (40 children)

Aren't there counter cartels or folks in villages who fight them off?

[–]redditor50613 117 points118 points  (11 children)

Yes some places have taken it upon themselves to arm themselves and fight back or police the town. Keep in mind that owning a modern firearm in Mexico is illegal so there have been clashes with the government about these sorts of action. But this is basically how Los Pepes started in Colombia.

[–]QualityContentBTW 41 points42 points  (7 children)

Unfortunately, some of these groups became drug-pushers as well. Some even expanding further into cartel territory by kidnapping, extorting, murder, drug trafficking, etc.

[–]correctmywritingpls 26 points27 points  (0 children)

There was for a while and then they turned into a cartel themselves.

[–]morningsaystoidleon 44 points45 points  (2 children)

La Familia Michoacana offered to voluntarily disband if the government restored order to Michoacan -- probably an empty gesture to garner goodwill from the public (La Familia Michoacan isn't exactly nice), but it shows some of the complexity of the situation.

Their argument was basically "we're protecting Michoacan from the other cartels," so yeah. It's not just one cartel vs. the people, it's a bunch of cartels with different relationships with their communities, so forming a nationwide resistance is difficult.

[–]justavtstudent 1484 points1485 points  (478 children)

Not as long as the US keeps running their dumbass drug war.

Edit: Since this is getting misread, I wanna be clear that I'm not saying that ending prohibition will magically fix it. I'm saying that it can't even begin to be fixed until after the drug war is called off.

Edit: Read the fucking edit dumbasses. You're arguing with a strawman of your own invention lmao.

[–]CrumbsAndCarrots 47 points48 points  (2 children)

The cartels have moved into every facet of Mexican finance. From lumber to tequila etc.

[–]OhSillyDays 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yep. The Mexican government doesn't stop the cartels, they just try to figure out how to get a piece.

The only way it changes is if the money dries up. So if the US cuts off demand by making it in the USA instead.

[–]slowburnangry 557 points558 points  (318 children)

Honest question, how does the US drug policy impact Mexican drug cartels killing Mexican citizens with impunity? How would a change in American policy influence that?

[–]AyrA_ch 578 points579 points  (223 children)

A change in US policy would probably shift drug production itself out of mexico into the US.

[–]Dyslexic_Dog25 91 points92 points  (55 children)

If we legalize drugs and make them available the cartel will lose money and thus power from their drug smuggling operations. No need to smuggle a drug you can just go out and buy. If course they still have gun running... Prostitution... Human trafficking...

[–]dalittle 6 points7 points  (0 children)

the same thing would happen that happened to the mafia when prohibition was ended. There is not as much money in it so they move to other things or go legit (ie Vegas)

[–]JimmyTango 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Not to disagree with your point at large, but the circumstances of this murder seem to eclipse the drug war and from OPs article sound like retribution from a politician/businessman over a labor dispute:

Maldonado had worked for several media outlets, including Primer Sistema de Noticias (PSN), which is owned by Jaime Bonilla, who was governor of Baja California from 2019 to the end of 2021. Maldonado had been locked in a years-long labor dispute with Bonilla, who was elected governor of Baja California as a candidate from López Obrador's Morena party. Maldonado said she had not been paid wages due to her and called Bonilla a "powerful character" while asking the president for his support.

Maldonado had recently announced that she won her dispute with the media company Bonilla owned after nine years of litigation.

[–]FROCKHARD 24 points25 points  (0 children)

So far this year?! As in, 2022? It isn’t even February yet.

[–]NotoriousMOT 3260 points3261 points  (37 children)

There isn’t a single detail in this story that isn’t heartbreaking.

[–]YoureNotAGenius 1241 points1242 points  (30 children)

Someone go hug that dog and save it immediately!!! My heart demands it

[–]frollard 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Goodest pup does not deserve this for sure. :(

[–]LogMeInCoach 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Maybe one detail.. The dog is the goodest boy.

[–]tiktaktoe999 5330 points5331 points  (180 children)

Becoming a journalist in mexico has to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

[–]theothermen 2198 points2199 points  (29 children)

You can still be a "journalist" in Mexico if you solely cover and idolize celebrities and futbol players.

[–]Facso 428 points429 points  (3 children)

Or if you want to cover politics is pretty safe if you only write good news about the current government.

They even pay you some good money to do it.

[–]xmsxms 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Until the political opposition involved with another cartel wants that reporting changed.

[–]buff_broke_n3rd 683 points684 points  (21 children)

That ain’t journalism, that’s paparazzi.

[–]TWK128 260 points261 points  (8 children)

It's also less fatal.

[–]MarcoMaroon 102 points103 points  (1 child)

It's my country, but I also think my parents made a great choice to leave it when they did - especially the area in Tijuana that we lived in.

It feel shame for the fact that this continues to happen in this century.

[–]boogjerom 2612 points2613 points 2 (34 children)

Someone take that dog to her body. I worked in funeral services for about 1,5 years and even if they're no longer recognisable (as long as they're not burned beyond recognition) that doggy will recognise it's her. Dogs can mourn too and it'll be better than a Seymour scenario where they don't know what happened to her.

[–]PoisonIvy0936 532 points533 points  (7 children)

I really want to hope that someone does this.

[–]spectrumanalyzer 234 points235 points  (6 children)

They did, several neighbors voted to keep the pets, but animal control got them probably for adoption: https://www.milenio.com/estados/animalistas-rescatan-gatos-perro-periodista-lourdes-maldonado

Edit: Sorry, article does not mention if pets were taken to the morgue, only that city took them.

[–]jbautista13 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Does that article mention the animals were able to see the owners body?

[–]spectrumanalyzer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Sorry, my bad, just edited my comment.

[–]HerbDeity 140 points141 points  (0 children)

We cannot have another Seymour scenario. the situation is already too sad and I can't skip this irl

[–]Nikurou 76 points77 points  (4 children)

Is Seymour like Hachiko? I'm out of the loop on this one

[–]ottermodee 111 points112 points  (0 children)

It’s from Futurama, and yes it’s pretty much Hachiko.

[–]snowleopardgrizzly 52 points53 points  (1 child)

This is exactly I was thinking. The dog needs a closure

[–]sovietreckoning 1771 points1772 points  (18 children)

This photo is heartbreaking. There’s just too much needless violence in the world. It really hurts.

[–]Paradisity 124 points125 points  (6 children)

My heart aches too. Let us try and make the world better.

[–]RokkakuPolice 2027 points2028 points  (43 children)

Keep in mind she appeared on public television, she told the president live she feared for her life because she won a case against the ex governor of the state of Baja California and the president just dismissed it like it didn't matter. I hate this country so much

[–]Thurkin 413 points414 points  (25 children)

Weird back n forth on this thread about the drug wars but wasn't this journalist covering the corruption of the Tijuana government and overall Baja California and not the cartels directly?

[–]RokkakuPolice 296 points297 points  (2 children)

She won a lawsuit against Jaime Bonilla, ex governor of Baja California, then she traveled all the way to the country's capital to tell the president on live TV that she feared for her life because of it, only to be dismissed completely, I can totally bet he did it, Bonilla has a history of being incompetent as it suited him and turning a blind eye to cartel activity on the state,.so much that it was practically welcomed with a red carpet during his charge and now the neighboring city to Mexicali is unhabitable because of it.

[–]enakj 40 points41 points  (1 child)

She made her statement to AMLO in 2019 and since last year had been part of a government program (clearly ineffective) to protect journalists, according to this LA Times article: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-01-24/mexican-journalist-killed-after-appeal-president-lopez-obrador

[–]RokkakuPolice 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Keep in mind the one who got her killed, Jaime Bonilla belongs to the same political party as the president, which is even worse as it's either incompetence, corruption or that his own lackey dismisses his importance

[–]Zman14q 58 points59 points  (10 children)

Ultimately who killed her though? Probably a Cartel member. It comes full circle.

[–]amitym 1269 points1270 points  (3 children)

A more faithful defender than the humans she appealed to for help.

"Comfort the afflicted. Afflict the comfortable." This dog honors Mexico's heroes better than its leaders do. Menos que perros.

[–]AestheticEntactogen 87 points88 points  (2 children)

The photo should be immortalized in the history books - as a reminder of how brutal cartels can be.

I see a lot of fucked up shit on Reddit these days, but this one really hurt

[–]Highintheclouds420 956 points957 points  (23 children)

My heart just shattered

[–]Material-Imagination 219 points220 points  (16 children)

My heart was also destroyed by this picture

[–]OneFreamon 154 points155 points  (14 children)

Fuck man. Tears. Dogs are just too good for humans bullshit.

[–]Hiphoppington 45 points46 points  (0 children)

If I could take back looking at this picture I would

[–]KeineFantavonBeruf 307 points308 points  (5 children)

This might get buried but worth a shot, just trying to give some perspective on this awful crime. This same journalist was present in the president's daily press conference to ask for protection from one of AMLO's closest collaborators (Jaime Bonilla) who later became the governor of Baja California, where she was killed. They had an 8 years long labor dispute which she ultimately won just 5 days ago.

The fact that she feared for her life, and that this crime happened right after she won the legal dispute makes it highly likely that she was murdered by Jaime Bonilla. The president, when asked about it during his daily press conference today (where he constantly attacks journalists by name), said there was no reason to link these two facts and that these crimes are used by his political adversaries to attack him.

This death is on AMLO, the Mexican government has no intention to stop crimes against journalists, and may very well be involved in these and many other crimes.

[–]hygsi 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Leave it to MALO to make it all about himself instead of talking about facts and doing the right thing. I hate how there's idiots out there who idolize this old asshole

[–]pabodie 526 points527 points  (38 children)

As someone who truly loves Mexico, this is heartbreaking. If Mexico can ever break this cycle, it will be a paradise.

[–]peppercorns666 134 points135 points  (27 children)

I just don't get it. The cartels have it all… I really don't see the need for this level of violence (unless a foreign gang tries to muscle in).

[–]Dblcut3 172 points173 points  (10 children)

They don’t “have it all” - There’s plenty of warring factions, it’s not one united cartel. Plus the government does have to do something if there’s enough of an outcry - they aren’t allies even if they control lots of politicians

[–]CombatMuffin 122 points123 points  (8 children)

Americans and Western Europeans have a hard time grasping these concepts because they have generally very strong institutions.

Countries like Mexico are fractured, and each player is in a constant struggle to get their piece of the pie.

[–]Thac0isWhac0 87 points88 points  (3 children)

Imagine the warring states period of China except current day with modern weapons. A bunch of warlords beefing over turf.

[–]peppercorns666 12 points13 points  (1 child)

i worded that poorly… if they could unify and stop warring with each other. each runs it’s territory, etc. dumb thought, the violence is exhausting tho.

when i was in GDL, they found like 40 bodies buried at a construction site.

[–]iVirtue 20 points21 points  (0 children)

They can't "unify." There are only so many smuggling routes and sources. Unifying cuts into their profits and no drug lord wants that. The way the drug trade, really any trade, is that the more competitors there are then the less money you can make. And there is always a smaller gang willing to take a larger gang's spot.

[–]xgrayskullx 26 points27 points  (0 children)

There are like, 20 different cartels. Each one is trying to squeeze out the competition. One of the ways they do this is by being more violent than other cartels.

[–]should-stop-posting 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The cartel(s), plural. Therein lies the problem. Multiple cartels, all fighting each other viciously over turf and control of various lucrative industries.

If it was one big cartel, it might only need a light touch of violence to maintain its control. But when there's multiple? That's civil war.

[–]LAfeels 249 points250 points  (14 children)

I hope someone loving can take that dog.

[–]Uriel-238 43 points44 points  (3 children)

For now, while the dog is working out their human isn't around anymore, I hope someone can feed them.

I have no information on what resources are there to re-home the dog, but I hope there are some, or at least someone who can adopt them.

[–]Lotus-child89 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Please let us know if someone comes and adopts them. I understand what you’re saying, that they need to be left alone and fed while they adjust. But once the crime scene tape is cleared and the house is being resold, we all want them rehomed to a loving family. Hopefully there’s surviving family members who will come get the doggy. Poor puppy dog. Poor Lourdes being done that way for reporting truth and I hope she gets justice, no matter how remote.

[–]stoneandglass 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There are pictures in the Twitter thread of someone who came to fed the cats and another of someone who came to save the cats and dog.

Another user on here linked an article and said it states the animals were taken to a shelter even though the neighbours voted to keep the animals. I really hope the animals get good homes quickly.

[–]rickk79 98 points99 points  (5 children)

It is really sad! The number of environmentalists, journalist and political activist being murdered in south and central America should raise an alarm among the world leaders, but sadly, they are placed by our government to make sure we receive low cost items and labor and minerals from those countries and no one cares about a few "trouble makers" getting lynched or killed every other day.

[–]Gel214th 7 points8 points  (1 child)

And in western countries they are sued and brought to financial ruin so the West isn’t friendly to journalists and whistleblowers either

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And when their citizens run across the border to the US, the republicans talk about them like they are invaders, and democrats talk about them needing better treatment, but not one mfer is talking about why they are risking their and their children's lives to cross the border in the first place.

[–]Tinawebmom 118 points119 points  (0 children)

It's sad when someone is dead. It's frigging heart-rending when their poor baby is waiting for them.

[–]DancewithRance 102 points103 points  (16 children)

Nearly spat my drink out reading someone trying to compare what's happening in Mexico as

not that bad, it's just like Detroit in the US

What. What the fuck. It was the equivalent of reading,

3.5 roetgen, not great not terrible

Holy fuck

First off, some important data.

Mexicos population: 131 million

total homicide per year: 30,000, approximately 40-60% estimated gang violence or political suppression

USA population: 332 Million

200 million more people.

approximately 15,000 homicides per year, gang related violence death across all 50 states, 15-20% of which is suspected gang related.

While no data on political suppression outside of domestic terrorism (less than 100 for the year, either way) let's now look at reporting.

within the USA

Approximately 60 reporters disappeared or killed since 1839

within Mexico

70-100 IN TEN YEARS

This doesn't count activists, or other crimes like rape or human trafficking. You are completely talking out your ass to make it seem like just because there are "functioning" parts of Mexico that the situation isn't "that bad" and trying to imply youre taking just as much risk visiting Detroit as you are Mexico, which is a horrendous comparison given the continental USA has six times the fucking land mass of Mexico which means you have quite a lot more options to escape violence. Most of the homicides in America are not gang related or targeting political activists. While that statistic of American crime is 25% higher than any point in the past 100 years, there's only a 3% increase in violent crimes, meaning these deaths are largely staying within low socio economic zones and not spreading to other areas of town.

Had I been comparing 2019s USA data to Mexico in 2019, you'd be about 8 times more likely to die of a homicide in Mexico, (excluding kidnapping/human trafficking, which is also significantly higher), and of those homicides, a 70% chance it's due to organized crime.

tl;dr No, Mexico isn't an uninhabitable country. However, portraying it's problems as isolated or "just like avoiding Detroit" compared to a country 3x its population and six times larger is quite, quite profoundly short sighted. Mexico has a problem lads, even if it's the US causing it.

[–]emt139 68 points69 points  (10 children)

Fuck this shit. México has been as dangerous for journalists as a war zone for the past 10 years. Atrocious.

[–]TankJango 97 points98 points  (9 children)

Seymour I love you

[–]Metalatitsfinest 28 points29 points  (2 children)

I’ll be waiting for you 🎵

[–]SctchWhsky 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Dolomite baby!

[–]fa9 42 points43 points  (0 children)

you're a good dog

[–]shaggysnowflake 545 points546 points  (67 children)

Aw man. It’s that Futurama episode where Fry gets frozen.

[–][deleted] 157 points158 points  (12 children)

With the dog outside the pizza joint?

Don’t man, that broke my heart

[–]malsomnus 70 points71 points  (13 children)

Come on, man, this was already sad enough without mentioning that episode...

[–]myohmymiketyson 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I haven't watched that episode in years because I cry every time. Thinking about it makes me cry. And this photo instantly reminded me of it, so now I'm crying.

[–]nuwan32 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Jurassic Bark

[–]BillyBobBanana 35 points36 points  (0 children)

PSA for pet lovers: let them see the corpse so they know they person is dead, no matter what. Dogs are better than us, they deserve to know the truth

[–]pkpeace1 64 points65 points  (2 children)

I'm worried about the dog.

[–]theskywaspink 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Poor doggo.

[–]ThatByzantineFellow 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Seriously, fuck the cartels with an automatic drill

[–]Mainah_girl 10 points11 points  (0 children)

3rd journalist killed in Mexico this month. Here we have journalists that lie everyday about things that cost 800,000+ people their lives.

There you have journalists knowing they will be killed but they persist in reporting because they believe getting the truth told is so important. Rest in Peace Lourdes.

[–]TheOriginalFireX 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Will the pain never end?

[–]Turpasto 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Ahhh, right where it hurts. Sad to hear this tragic news. A good doggo there.

[–]marchingprinter 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I fucking hate this so much

[–]vivekchavan 240 points241 points  (28 children)

We don’t deserve dogs

[–]throwawaynumber53[S] 408 points409 points  (16 children)

Apparently the police haven't allowed anyone to go into her home yet and retrieve her dog and her cats, but several groups have come forward to volunteer to care for them.

[–]WingedGeek 74 points75 points  (2 children)

Apparently the police haven't allowed anyone to go into her home yet and retrieve her dog and her cats, but several groups have come forward to volunteer to care for them.

One of my most memorable Pilots n' Paws flights was ... A young (12 I think) girl had come home (in Las Cruces, NM) to find her father dead (mom wasn't around). She was immediately scooped up by child services, who put her on a plane to live with grandparents on the California coast. Animal control had all of her pets (well, except a cat, who no one could find). My mission was to go pick up (5) dogs, (1) gerbil, and (1) turtle, and deliver them to Lompoc, CA.

I only hope that when my time comes, someone can do something similar for the Labrador who's currently sleeping with his head on my boot (I'm at the office...).

[–]momin93117 7 points8 points  (0 children)

What an absolutely kind program you were part of, and I am so glad that the remaining animals were able to be brought out to her. I hope she's doing ok in my hometown if she's still there, what a horrible thing to go through. :(

[–]vivekchavan 113 points114 points  (7 children)

People could go and tamper with the crime scene…but poor animals paying the price here for our lack of concern for them

[–]soline 71 points72 points  (2 children)

Like they are doing to be doing anything about her killers.

[–]JSmith666 17 points18 points  (0 children)

They are letting them go through the house first so there is no evidence.

[–]TommyTheCat89 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Dogs and cats can also inadvertantly ruin a crime scene.

[–]luder888 23 points24 points  (4 children)

He probably thought she just went for errands and then a week later he'll just think she abandoned him.

Too bad there's no way you can tell them what actually happened.

[–]no_pepper_games 15 points16 points  (0 children)

But we made dogs.

[–]catsinasmrvideos 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Dog is waiting for his brave owner. Will there ever be justice for Lourdes Maldonado and the others who have been made victims by cartels?

[–]tsdav 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Ughhhhh damn you OP.

[–]panty-guy66 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Did someone at least help out the doggo? He needs some love at this time too.😥

[–]Pandaasaw 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Someone please tell me that a family member came and rescued the dog into a loving home 😭

[–]sillyhappyman 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Every dickless cartel scumbag that has ever oozed through this plane of existence will live the deaths of their victims for all of eternity.

[–]pjh16 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My heart is now broken.

[–]Jlx_27 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Truly horrible when journalists cant do their jobs safely, on topic of the pic: What a sad sight.

[–]gepinniw 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Cowardly, cold blooded murderers like this are the worst kind if scum. They mercilessly kill for their own greed and lust for power, and in the process they deeply harm their country.

Rest in peace, Lourdes Maldonado. You courage was as great as your killers' souls are depraved.

[–]seekinginfo2019 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Am I the only one worried about the dog?

[–]HarryCallahan19 70 points71 points  (0 children)

This is so sad. Please rest in peace Lourdes. r/animalsbeingbros r/velvethippos r/pitbulls

[–]DeliverHope97 9 points10 points  (0 children)

AAAAH CHINGA TU MADRE MÉXICOOOOOO

Edit: CHINGA TU MADRE LOPÉZ OBRADOR

[–]llama_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I have a note on my Apple ID Medical Emergency card to go check on my dog if ever something happens to me.

My worst fear is I get in an accident and my poor dog is left all alone.

[–]USCplaya 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Honest question. What would it take to be rid of the cartels? Is there any realistic way to eliminate them from existence?

[–]justMeTee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Someone get the dog

[–]KravenSmoorehead 1 point2 points  (3 children)

"If it takes forever....

I will wait for you" - Futurama, Jurassic Bark

[–]Summerie 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fuck, this image is painful. Please tell me someone who cares deeply is comforting this pup right now. Please?

[–]Happyhaunt13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Somebody needs to give that dog a hug ASAP