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Mexico politicians and candidates killed

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Mexico faces power struggle as over 80 politicians and candidates killed since September
Apr 18, 2018 the blaze
Mexico faces power struggle as over 80 politicians and candidates killed since September
Politicians and candidates in Mexico fear for their lives as political murders continue to rise. Since Mexico's election season began in September, at least 82 candidates and politicians have been murdered.  according to Reuters and security consulting firm Etellekt.
More than 80 candidates and politicians have been killed since Mexico's election season took off in September - as drug cartels wrestle for power
An explosion of political assassinations in Mexico has cast a pall over nationwide elections slated for July 1
At least 82 candidates and office holders have been killed since the electoral season kicked off in September - including four in the past week alone
The victims hail from a variety of political parties, large and small, and most were running for local offices far removed from the national spotlight
Security experts suspect drug gangs are driving much of the bloodshed
With a record of about 3,400 mostly local offices up for grabs in July, Mexico's warring cartels appear to be jostling for influence
Federal and state governments are providing candidates with security, but the measures have proved largely ineffective as the death toll continues to rise
By Reuters

PUBLISHED: 01:02 EDT, 18 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:27 EDT, 18 April 2018
Magda Rubio had just launched her campaign for mayor of a small city in northern Mexico, when a chilling voice came through her cell phone. 'Drop out,' the caller warned, 'or be killed.'

It was the first of four death threats Rubio said she has received since January from the same well-spoken, anonymous man. She has stayed in the race in Guachochi, located in a mountainous region of the Chihuahua state that is a key route for heroin trafficking. But two armed body guards now follow her round the clock.

'At 2am, you start to get scared, and you say, "something bad is going on here",' she said.

List of politicians killed in the Mexican Drug War - Wikipedia
Another issue behind the assassination of politicians is that Mexico is more democratic than how it used to be a couple of decades ago, when the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) ruled Mexicouninterruptedly for more than six decades. Today, the criminals groups have to deal with three majorpolitical parties, posing ...
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Category:Assassinated Mexican politicians - Wikipedia
C. Venustiano Carranza. Felipe Carrillo Puerto. Eduardo Castro Luque. Edelmiro Cavazos Leal. SilverioCavazos. Jaime Serrano Cedillo. Armando Chavarría Barrera. Luis Donaldo Colosio.

'We are watching you': Political killings shake Mexico electionReuters · 1 day ago

Scores Assassinated in 'Most Violent' Election Season in Mexico's In 70 percent of the attacks on candidates, high-caliber weapons were fired from passing automobiles or motorcycles, a pattern which Vazquez said is typical of organized crime. no confirmation of who is responsible for the attacks, but organized crime syndicates are highly motivated to control who runs local governments Attacks on candidates have increased as the level of criminal violence in Mexico has surged in recent years, Manuat said.

Mexico’s homicide rate topped 29,000 last year, exceeding the previous highest level seen in 2011.

Crimes committed with guns increased nationally by 36 percent and increases were seen in 28 out of the country’s 32 states in 2017, according to the 2018 Peace Index just released by the global think tank Institute for Economics & Peace.

The economic impact of violent crime in Mexico is equal to 21 percent of Mexico’s GDP

Opinion | Why Cartels Are Killing Mexico's Mayors - The New York Times
Jan 15, 2016 - Family and friends of Gisela Mota, the mayor of Temixco, Mexico, who was assassinatedon Jan. 2, leaving a .... And as they take control of these politicians, the cartels transform themselves into an ominous shadow power, using the tools of the state to affect anyone who lives or works in its jurisdiction.

9 Mexican Politicians Assassinated in Final Weeks of 2017 - Breitbart
Jan 8, 2018 - A deadly year for Mexican politicians and government officials came to an end with nineassassinated in the final two weeks of 2017.

Mexicans, Russian mob new partners in crime - Washington Times
May 28, 2001 - U.S. intelligence sources believe drug cartels in Mexico, considered among the worlds most ruthless, have followed the lead of Colombian cocaine smugglers to form alliances with theRussian mob and other Eastern European crime organizations. Led by the Arellano-Felix cartel in Tijuana, the sources ...

Russian KGB/GRU is running MEXICAN DRUG OPERATIONS along ...
Apr 9, 2010 - It is well known that the Russian mafia is deeply entrenched in the criminal fabric of theMexican drug cartels and still today plays an important roll in providing guns and other weapons to thecartels and are purveyors of, drug smuggling, money laundering, prostitution, trafficking in women from Eastern and ...

Case Links Russian Sub, Colombia Drugs - latimes
Jun 21, 1998 - ... in April 1995 Fainberg explained to an undercover U.S. drug enforcement agent a deal he was brokering between Russian organized crime and Colombian drug lords to provide a $35-million Soviet navy submarine to the biggest cocaine cartel in South America. Fainberg, a Russian immigrant from Israel ...

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