Po­lice fire Mex­i­can mum

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

A COL­LEGE stu­dent and mother who was po­lice chief in a vi­o­lent Mex­i­can bor­der town has been fired for aban­don­ing her post, lo­cal gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials said on Mon­day. The gov­ern­ment of Praxedis Guadalupe Guer­rero, in north­ern Chi­huahua state, will ‘‘ re­move Marisol Valles Gar­cia, head of the of­fice of pub­lic se­cu­rity, from her post,’’ an of­fi­cial state­ment said. A rel­a­tive of Valles said last week that the 20-year-old had fled to the United States seek­ing asy­lum. She had ‘‘ re­ceived death threats from a crim­i­nal group that wanted to force her to work for them,’’ the rel­a­tive said, speak­ing anony­mously.

Marisol Valles Gar­cia

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