Reynosa physician Dr. Maria del Rosario Fuentes Rubio participated in social media crime watch activities, reporting on the doings of drug cartel members, and it cost her her life.
She was kidnapped last week and her Twitter account hacked. A photo of her dead body appeared on it, along with a message warning others on her network to close their accounts. “Today my life has reached its end,” read one hacked tweet. “I can only tell you not to make the same mistake I did,” said another. The hackers also directly threatened another citizen journalist, @ValorTamaulipas, warning that “death is closer than you think.”