Monday, September 14, 2009

Antonio Blanco Rodriguez -Tony R.I.P. 1965-2009

My best friend and brother Antonio Blanco [Tony] got murdered in El Salvador last Friday 11th September 2009. I'm still in shock. He got shot seven times on the chest by 3 people when he was driving his motorbike on his way home.
El Salvador Police
(PNC) is investigating. they said that the incident occurred in the village of San Antonio Abad of Los Indios, in the jurisdiction of Maple City-Ciudad Arce, 40 miles west of San Salvador.

He wasn’t only my friend, he was my brother.
I spoke with him the very same morning as he was visiting Spain for a few weeks and also coming to see me in Madrid this very Wednesday he did send me this photo. Probably the last photo of him


Toni was a very special person, unique, one in a million and he also literally saved my life years ago. We lived loads of intense experiences together since our teenage days on the 80s.. So many memories.....
He was a single parent and leaves a 4 year old beautiful girl called 'Maya Blanco'.

But nobody dies if you keep his memory alive. And I will make sure this is gonna happen.

Love you mate and will never forget you, because to me you are not gone.

R.I.P. brother

We have created a group for Antonio Blanco Rodriguez [Tony] in Facebook [See link below]. This is an open group for everyone to share memories and keep his flame alive. If you have photos or you crossed paths with him in the past, please share your story with us all:

Antonio Blanco Facebook group

Here is a video I recorded with Tony in our skyjet trip in rio Dulce Guatemala on the way to Belize in August 2006.

Antonio Blanco Rodriguez&Pedro Vila in Izabal Lake [Rio Dulce]





Pedro Vila

If you want to read more about Toni click on the links on the right LABELS

News link english:

http://www.barcelonareporter.com/index.php?/news/comments/spanish_citizen_antonio_blanco_rodriguez_43_shot_dead_in_el_salvador/

Noticia prensa en Español:

http://www.lavanguardia.es/sucesos/noticias/20090913/53784663627/asesinan-a-un-ciudadano-espanol-en-el-salvador.html


3 comments:

"H" said...

We love you Tony.

Vis

Anonymous said...

Estimado Pedro:

Somos vecinos, de Antonio, en Villas de Francia y estamos realmente impactados y sentidos por su muerte.

Como salvadoreños nos sentimos conmovidos,entristecidos e impotentes, pues la ola de violencia que se vive en el país está fuera de control. Gente buena, trabajadora y honesta como Antonio muere todos días, no respetan edades, sexo, nacionalidades, nada. Las maras están acabando con este país.

Antonio tenía muchos años de vivir aquí en Santa Tecla, y se había destacado por cuidar y ornamentar el parque de la Colonia, creo que para él era como un mini Parque Guell.

Nuestras más sentidas condolencias a su familia.

Estamos completamente seguros que Antonio está gozando de la gloria del Señor.

Anonymous said...

very sad to hear this Pedro...my deepest sympathies...Joe