MARISOL VALLES GARCIA, MEXICO
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MARISOL VALLES GARCIA, MEXICO

Mexico : Philippines | Oct 20, 2010 at 1:37 PM PDT
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IRPT: MEXICO CITY LIFE

She's only 20 years old, yet she's the police chief of one of Mexico's most violent towns.

Marisol Valles Garcia, a criminology student, was the only candidate willing to take the position, according to reports in Mexico.

A town near drug cartel capital Juarez, Mexico, had just one applicant for police chief after a spate of killings of public officials in drug-related violence.

So now the new chief in Guadalupe, a town of 10,000 residents near the Texas border, is 20-year-old college criminology major Marisol Valles García.

Public officials have increasingly become the targets of assassination as Mexican cartels try to tighten their grasp on the country. Just this year, 11 Mexican mayors have been slain, including the former mayor of Guadalupe, who was killed in June. In the small town, "police officers and security agents have been killed, some of them beheaded," according to the AFP. Drug is the curse which enter into the lige of majority persons and destroy their life.

Valles tells a local paper that she took the job to help the town's people become less fearful. "Afraid? Everyone is afraid and it's very natural. What motivates me here is that the project [to make the community safer] is very good and can do a lot for my town. I know that we are going to change and remove this," if we do not remove it in the life of others many persons died away. it is the duty of every citizen to save the life of our town so we lead a peaceful life in our country.

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