Marisol Valles Garcia

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Mexico Cans Police Chief, 20, Who Fled

Marisol Valles Garcia was apparently seeking asylum after death threats

(Newser) - A 20-year-old police chief in a violent Mexican border town was fired today for apparently abandoning her post after receiving death threats. Marisol Valles Garcia was granted a leave of absence from March 2-7 to travel to the United States, but "Since there was no notification of a need...

Mexican Mom Police Chief Seeks US Asylum

Single mom took dangerous job last year when no one else would

(Newser) - A 20-year-old single mom and criminology student who became police chief of her small Mexican border town has fled to the United States to seek asylum, reports AFP . Marisol Valles Garcia "received death threats from a criminal group that wanted to force her to work for them," her...

College Student New Top Cop in Mexican Crime Town

Criminology major hailed as Mexico's bravest woman

(Newser) - Police chiefs in Mexico are kidnapped and murdered with sickening regularity, so who would want to become one in one of the country's most dangerous towns? Step forward, Marisol Valles Garcia. The 20-year-old university criminology student was the only applicant for police chief in the northern Mexican town of Praxedis...

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