30 Aug 2019
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero (Mexico)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/3-Sep-2019/Name Unknown/Ziguatanejo
The victim was shot in the head at the entrance to a bar and died in hospital. She had previously spoken out against homophobic statements made by the authorities.
A [trans woman] who had demonstrated days ago against alleged homophobic statements made by the authorities of the municipality of Zihuatanejo in Mexico was killed at gunpoint in the region of Costa Grande de Guerrero.
As reported by the New York Daily, the events occurred outside a bar called "La Manguito" where they found the victim with a gunshot to the head.
“Police and effective agents of the National Guard came to the scene of the aggression, who located the body of the [woman] who belonged to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transgender and intersexual (LGBTTI) community, and was helped by paramedics from the Red Cross and transferred to a hospital.
According to some local media, the victim had protested against local authorities alleged racist and classist statements, especially against members of the gay community in the area.
The authorities do not rule out the possibility that armed groups might be responsible for the attack. The homicide rate in the area is multiplied because according to Mexican authorities, three drug cartels and five criminal cells (Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), Guerreros Unidos, Los Rojos, Los Ardillos and Acapulco Independent Cartel (CIDA)) have a presence in the state of Guerrero.