Thursday, February 3, 2011

Victim of the violence in Mexico

I say grant the child political asylum.

If you say I'm a big sloppy, sentimental wuss for feeling that way, well I 'd guess I'd say, "Why, you're right!"

BTW I am not ignoring the fact we have plenty of mayhem and violence in this country.

Asylum sought for 3-year-old victim of Mexico violence
By Susan Carroll and Dudley Althaus - Houston Chronicle

The little girl is captured in a photo taken after her mother's murder, dressed in a frilly pink dress and clutching a grape lollipop, her face nestled in her grandmother's chest.

The grandmother, Marisela Escobedo, looks determined in the snapshot, taken at one of many protests she staged to demand justice for her 16-year-old daughter, Rubi Frayre, whose presumed killer walked free despite confessing to her murder.

It was at one of those protests that a gunman hunted down Escobedo, 52, and shot and killed her just steps from the state capitol building in Chihuahua City on Dec. 16. And in that moment, 3-year-old Heidi Barraza Frayre, the toddler photographed in the pink dress, became — for the second time in her short life — both a victim and a symbol of the deadly violence consuming Mexico.

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