Mexico: Actress performing in front of her child

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From armed moving on a motorcycleActress Tania Mendoza, 42, was killed in Cuernavaca, central Mexico, on Tuesday. In 2010 she was abducted along with her husband and son.

Local authorities announced the incident yesterday Wednesday. The attack against her was committed on Tuesday afternoon, while she was waiting for her son at the exit of a sports center. According to eyewitnesses, the perpetrator arrived on a motorcycle and opened fire immediately against the actress, in front of the eyes of her minor child.

Tanya Mendoza, who was also a model, starred in the action film “La mera mera Reina del Sur”, released in 2005 and based on a novel by Spanish author Arturo Perez Reverte.

There are gangs in Cuernavaca that are mainly involved in drug trafficking.

Mexico has been hit by an endless wave of violence that has claimed the lives of more than 300,000 people since December 2006, according to official figures. Authorities attribute most of the killings to drug cartels.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ, AFP

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