Friday, March 04, 2011

Young Mexican female police chief seeks US asylum after death threats...


A college student and mother who was a Mexican bordertown police chief has fled to the United States seeking asylum, one of her relatives told AFP on Thursday.

Marisol Valles, 20, "received death threats from a criminal group that wanted to force her to work for them," the relative told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Valles, who has a baby son, took over the job as police chief in the town of Praxedis G. Guerrero in October after two other job candidates dropped out following the assassination of the mayor and his son.

Valles "went to the United States along with two relatives and will seek asylum," the source told AFP. More...

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