Jesusa Fidel Ventura Reyes , better known as Chucha, was tortured, killed and then beheaded on the night between 18 and 19 of May in Fortín de las Flores in the Mexican state of Veracruz . Her head was found in a cooler on the steps of the Town Hall while the body was on a street in the town.
Family members were able to identify her two days later after an investigation and formally claimed her body on May 20th .
Indignation and anger over the death of Chucha was expressed by the trans Jazz activist Bustamante , who on Facebook spoke of hatred in Mexico "rising every day against our population . I strongly condemn this fact and demand that the three governmental powers act in the face of these facts "
Only last month, in the State of Veracruz, a trans woman, Becky González Reyna , had been shot and killed during a family reunion .
The climate of violence in Mexico and in Central American countries has led many LGBTI people to emigrate from Mexico and other Central American countries to the United States for a long time, where many end up being detained in the isolation centers they manage. by the Federal Agency for Border and Immigration Security (ICE).
This story is ongoing.