Guaymas Mayor Responds To Threats: ‘What Do You Want? My Life?’

By Murphy Woodhouse
Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 2:32pm
Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 2:53pm

Guaymas Mayor
Ayuntamiento de Guaymas
A screenshot from the video of Guaymas Mayor Sara Valle's statement Monday.

The mayor of a major Sonoran port city near the popular resort town of San Carlos is asking for federal backing after threats were made against her.

Guaymas Mayor Sara Valle responded Monday to so-called narcomantas hung up in her city recently. Those are public messages on mantas — or banners — from organized crime, often used to make threats.

“But what do you want? My life? Why?” she asks those behind the messages in a video released by the city. She said she has always worked honestly, and disputed allegations of corruption.

“I repeat my call to the state and federal government that they continue supporting us, keep their eyes on Guaymas, backing up what we’ve been doing and that they give us the protection we need,” she went on to say.

Violence has been common in the area in recent months. Nine police officers have been murdered in brazen attacks over the last year.

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