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The murder of the actress from “La Mera Reyna del Sur” could be a femicide

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The murder of the Mexican actress and model Tania Mendoza, from La Mera Reyna del Sur, is being investigated as a possible femicide.

The murder of the Mexican actress and model Tania Mendoza, from The mere queen of the south, is investigated as a possible femicide in a case full of questions for his alleged links more than a decade ago with the deceased drug trafficker Arturo Beltrán Leyva.

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They shoot the Mexican Tania Mendoza, actress of “La Reina del Sur”

Mendoza (Guadalajara, 1979) was known for her starring role in the film The mere queen of the south, which premiered in 2003 and in which she played the role of a woman in charge of a drug trafficking cartel.

Her career as an actress of series, videos and films includes 20 titles, although her artistic career has been less in recent years and since 2019 she has worked in palenques and fairs, according to local press.

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The Morelos State Prosecutor’s Office confirmed Efe that Tania Mendoza was murdered on Wednesday afternoon in Cuernavaca, outside the Los Felinos sports club, while he waited for his son to come out of soccer training.

Two armed men on a motorcycle shot the actress in front of parents who were waiting for their children.

“The person without life is Tania Mendoza, her body has already been handed over to the relatives, on the subject, feminicide protocols with a gender perspective were activated and the investigation folder is in the process of being integrated”, reported the prosecution.

This is not the first attack suffered by the model. In 2010, the actress filed a complaint for aggravated vehicle theft, home robbery and deprivation of her liberty against her partner and then six-month-old baby.

Previous controversies

In December 2020 Mendoza published a series of photographs of the drug trafficker Arturo Beltran Leyva, leader of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel, who revealed their love for the murdered criminal in 2009.

“11 years after his departure, we love you very much, mine forever”, “My pimp we love you,” Tania wrote on December 16, 2020.

In the publications, those close to the actress congratulated her for her unconditional love for Leyva, to which she responded with hearts and messages of affection.

In 2015 Mendoza reported receiving death threats. The actress admitted, with a broken voice, that she was being intimidated and that she feared for her life and that of her family in an interview broadcast by the Imagen television channel.

“It is not fair, it is not fair that they are threatening and intimidating me when I am an innocent person”he said then.


Tania studied at the CEA de Televisa Art Education Center and began to be part of low-budget movies like Halloween, day of the dead (2010), End up killing me (2006) and 100 kilos of lead (2002) among others.

He was also part of some soap operas and series, but in his last years he had dedicated himself to his career as a singer of regional Mexican music that had also started in the 90s with records such as They didn’t let us (1993), Treacherous blow (1998) the I changed you (2010).

Tape The mere queen of the south It was not a version of the novel written by the Spanish Arturo Pérez-Reverte, whose television series was popularized by actress Kate del Castillo and which recounted the story of a woman in charge of a drug cartel.

The Morelos state prosecutor’s office is investigating the murder of the actress as a possible case of femicide in a country where until October 25,392 have been counted malicious homicides, a year-on-year reduction of 3.4% compared to the same period of the previous year.

Femicides – murders based on gender – continue to rise after 842 cases were reported between January and October of this year, a rise of 4.9% compared to the same period in 2020, according to UN Women.

Mexico has recorded the most violent years in its history in the first two years of Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s term, with 34,690 murder victims in 2019 and 34,558 in 2020. (I)

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