Aug. 15 (UPI) — Armed men kidnapped a newly elected congresswoman Wednesday after forcing her vehicle to crash on a highway in Hidalgo state, Mexican security forces said.
Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora, 32, was riding in her car with her driver and assistant when the gunmen opened fire. The car flipped over and crashed, injuring Rodríguez’s companions.
Members of Rodríguez’s party, the Party of the Democratic Revolution, called on security officials to quickly find her alive.
Rodríguez was elected July 1 to represent the state of Veracruz in Mexico’s lower house of Congress. She was due to take her seat Sept. 1.