Mexicanos en Exilio launch: Pedaling for Justice
Mexenex–Carlos Gutierrez, 35, had a beautiful wife, two young children and a thriving business providing concessions for major sporting events in his home state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
In 2011, his life changed forever. Local cartel members began demanding payments of up to $10,000 a month from his business. Law enforcement did nothing to investigate or prevent the extortion demands. After a few months, Gutierrez could no longer afford to pay the criminals. On September 30, 2011, a group of armed men chopped off his feet and left him to die as an example to other business owners.
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