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Latino Daily News

Thursday December 30, 2010

CNN’S Most Intriguing People of 2010 include 20-Year Mexican Police Chief Marisol Garcia

CNN has just announced the result of its “Most Intriguing Person” poll and the top ten list includes 20-year old Mexican police chief Marisol Valles Garcia in the 5th spot followed by Edison Pena one of the thirty-three Chilean miners.

The poll, where CNN viewers vote for whom they consider most intriguing in all of 2010, put WikiLeaks Julian Assange in 1st place followed by President Barack Obama.  3rd place went to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and 4th place to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. 

Marisol garnered a top stop on the Most Intriguing list because many American’s couldn’t figure out why a twenty year old criminology student, wife and mother would sign up for one of the most dangerous jobs in Mexico – police chief.  Garcia is the police chief of Praxedia-Guerrero, taking the job after no one wanted it in the town of 9,100.

Whereas Edison Pena was found to be one of the most intriguing miners, standing out for his stamina and Elvis impersonations.  Pena’s popularity is probably a reflection of the popularity all 33 rescued Chilean miners continue to enjoy.