Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout between soldiers and drug traffickers

Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout

"I once wrote about a girl I knew of who was desperate to get a narco boyfriend,'' he said. "She practically took out a classified ad saying `Looking for a Narco'.''

The stories seldom end well. In the best of cases, a beautiful woman with a tear-stained face is marched before the press in handcuffs. In the worst of cases, they simply disappear.

"They are disposable objects, the lowest link in the chain of criminal organizations, the young men recruited as gunmen and the pretty young women who are tossed away in two or three years, or are turned into police or killed,'' Valdez said.

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