And Then There Were None 

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Back in October, 20-year-old criminology student Marisol Valles Garcia became the police chief of Praxedis Guadalupe Guerrero when no one else wanted the job. Now, five months later, she has apparently abandoned her post following threats on her life.

Local officials said Ms. Valles had asked for time off work to care for her sick baby, but had not returned on Monday as expected.

The mayor of Praxedis said attempts to contact her had been unsuccessful, and he would take over direct control of the police force.

Local human rights activists told the BBC that Ms Valles and her family had fled to the US after receiving threats.

When there was only one person willing to be the police chief, it was somewhat funny, in addition to being pathetic. When there’s no one, however, that’s just deplorable.


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