Earlier this month, a Mexican bus driver murdered a famous Canadian photographer. The Daily Mail gives us the 411:
– Barbara McClatchie Andrews [above] was found dead near Merida, Mexico, on Friday
– The state attorney general’s office believes the 74-year-old was killed by the bus driver taking her from the airport in Cancun to her home
– She was the sole passenger on the bus after the other travelers got off
– Her body was found, strangled and beaten, by the roadside close to her destination
Andrews was a respected artist and photographer with work published in the likes of National Geographic
– Trilingual, she traveled round the world to find subjects for her work
– Friends and colleagues described her as a talented and vibrant person
– Andrews is survived by son Julian Andrews and brother Sam McClatchie
Friends and family of McClatchie gathered Wednesday at her Mérida gallery where her brother, Samuel McClatchie, said his sister lost her life for $500. When someone attempted to rob her, he said, she fought to keep her belongings.
He lamented that she had forgotten the rules of a traveler: don’t travel alone if you’re a senior, don’t travel at night, avoid remote routes and if you’re attacked don’t fight back.
Wrong. If you’re attacked, fight back with every ounce of strength in your mind and body. Better still, carry a gun. Void where prohibited by law?