Mexico: Woman decapitated for posting about narcos on social networking site

“In the northern Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, police found the decapitated body of a woman today with a message saying she was killed because she posted information about cartel activities on a social networking site. The sign indicates that the Zetas cartel was responsible. A photo of that “narco manta” is above, and a translation follows. There are photos circulating online, and they’re linked further below for those who choose to view.

This grotesque murder is the third this week in Nuevo Laredo that specifically targeted bloggers and users of online social networks. As noted in a previous Boing Boing post, the tortured and mangled bodies of two people were found hanging from a bridge earlier in the border town, with a sign threatening internet users, people who post info at social networking sites, and three specific narco blogs. The shift in threat focus from traditional news networks to “new media” is notable.”

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