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133 politicians murdered ahead of Mexico elections: study
A total of 133 politicians have been murdered in the run-up to Mexico’s elections on July 1, the consulting firm Etellekt said, as the violence gripping the country exploded into politics on a record scale.
- Mexico City
The murders – mostly of local-level politicians, the most frequent targets for Mexico’s powerful drug cartels — were recorded between September, when candidate registration opened, and the close of campaigning on Wednesday, when an interim mayor was killed in the…
The victims included 48 candidates running for office — 28 who were killed during the primary campaigns and…