Mexico: Netizens React to Death of Interior Secretary

Fernando Blake Mora, Mexico’s Interior Secretary, died today -November 11- in a helicopter crash. He was the second Interior Secretary to die this way in Felipe Calderon’s period as President. Three years ago Juan Camilo Mouriño, his predecessor, died in a plane crash.

Blake Mora traveled with seven other people, including Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Human Rights Felipe Zamora, the ministry's spokesman Alfredo Garcia, and the ministry's technical secretary Miriam Aiton. There were no survivors.

Twitter users immediately began discussing the accident, and in a few hours #BlakeMora and ‘Secretario de Gobernación’ became worldwide trending topics.

These are some of the most representative reactions:

Pamela Rice (@PamelaRc25) says this tragedy should have nothing to do with political parties:

Duele mucho ver a los opositores al Gobierno celebrar la muerte de #BlakeMora como si fuese un triunfo político. ¡Dejó una familia, idiotas!

It hurts to see government opponents celebrate the death of #BlakeMora as if it were a political victory. He left a family behind, idiots!

Francisco Blake Mora, image by Flickr user Gobierno Federal, under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) license

Juan Garcia (@juagarci) invites netizens to reflect on the whole situation:

El helicopterazo debería unir a partidos políticos y sociedad en general en apostar por un fin común: seguridad nacional. #BlakeMora

This accident should unite political parties and society in general, in order to work towards the same goal: national security #BlakeMora

Ginis Quintana (@henessy_benz) regrets today's situation and the same episode that occurred three years ago with Mouriño:

y como dice @carlospuig es la segunda vez que muere un secretario de gobernación en accidente aereo en el MISMO SEXENIO #blakemora

as @carlospuig said, this is the second time that an interior secretary dies in an aerial accident in the SAME SIX-YEAR PRESIDENTIAL PERIOD

A tweet that shocked twitter users was written yesterday by @morf0 who some claim predicted the accident hours before it happened:

Mañana a las 11/11 les caerá un secretario del cielo… evite reforma.
Tomorrow at 11/11 a secretary will fall from the sky … do not pass through Reforma

After the commotion caused by his tweet, CNN México [es] reports that @morf0 clarified his tweet was just a “terrible coincidence”.

In Blake Mora’s last tweet he remembered the death of his predecessor, Juan Camilo Mouriño:

Hoy recordamos a Juan Camilo Mouriño a tres años de su partida, un ser humano que trabajo en la construcción de un México mejor.

Today we remember Juan Camilo Mouriño three years after he died, a human being that helped constructing a better Mexico


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