TDoR 2006 / 2005 / December / 18 / Paulina Mendez Cartagena

Paulina Mendez Cartagena

18 Dec 2005
Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala)

TDoR list ref: Dec 2005/Paulina (Juan Pablo M┼Żndez Cartagena)

Paulina Mendez Cartagena

Paulina was shot twice in the head.

She was in Guatemala city with another trans woman when four men wearing police uniforms and riding motorbikes ordered them to stop and then shot both of them. Paulina was shot twice in the head, and died minutes later. Sulma, the other victim, survived three gunshot wounds.

Paulina worked for Integral Sexuality AIDS Support Organisation (OASIS).

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