Torre Cantú, Rodolfo

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Name
Torre Cantú, Rodolfo Gender: M
born on 14 February 1964 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Ciudad Victoria (Tamaulipas), Mexico, 23n44, 99w08
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°12' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°40 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 09°44'



Biography

Mexican physician and assassinated politician, who held a number of public offices, such as Federal deputy, Secretary of Health of Tamaulipas and Director-general of the DIF (National System for Integral Family Development) in Ciudad Victoria. While running for governor of Tamaulipas as the candidate of the PRI, he was assassinated, apparently by agents of a drug cartel. Torre was murdered alongside a Tamaulipas lawmaker, Enrique Blackmore, on 28 June 2010 near Ciudad Victoria, which is approximately three hours south of Brownsville, Texas. Torre's assassination is the "highest-profile case of political violence" in Mexico since the murder of Luis Donaldo Colosio.

In early 2012, Tomás Yarrington, the former governor of Tamaulipas from 1999–2004, was accused of being involved in the slaying of Rodolfo Torre Cantú; the ambush that killed Torre Cantú was allegedly carried out by Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez, the supreme leader of the Gulf Cartel.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Yarrington, Tomás (born 7 March 1957). Notes: Alleged murder victim

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth record from the online Tamaulipas state archive [1].

Categories

  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office