By: Evelia, Animal Político Reader | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
My name is Evelia, a native of Cuautla, Morelos, a journalist and a mother of a 7 year old.
The story that I have that is linked to violence and organized crime is death, or rather the assassination of my husband in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz.
My husband was from that city and in 2008, he had an internet business in Unidad Habitacional Pomona (Pomona Housing Unit). There, he was visited by some guys who had proposed to him to lend him his place to distribute drugs and in exchange, he would receive around 30,000 pesos ($1,716 USD) a month. I remember the presence and domination of Los Zetas then.
My husband refused.
The months passed by until on a December 22, 2008, he left the house and that was the last time I saw him alive. His lifeless body was found in a spot along the Xalapa-Veracruz highway, in the village of Rancho Nuevo. From the way they found his body, it was concluded that he was tortured and beaten.
They snatched a member of my family. They took away my peace; I had to quit my job as a journalist.
And from that year, I returned to my land, Morelos.
Source: Animal Politico