Horror in Mexico/ Police find 4 dead and dismembered bodies in a burning car, among them the candidate for mayor

2024-05-18 09:36:15 / BOTA ALFA PRESS

Horror in Mexico/ Police find 4 dead and dismembered bodies in a burning car,
The candidate for mayor of the community of Cojuca de Benitez, his wife and two other people were found inside a burning vehicle. The bodies of four people, including that of a candidate for self-governing official in the June 2 elections, were found dismembered in a burning vehicle in Acapulco, southern Mexico, local authorities announced Friday. The candidate was nominated by his faction, the PRI ("Institutional Revolutionary Party", dominant for decades on the Mexican political scene). It was, according to her announcement, about Anibal Zuniga Cortes, candidate for mayor of the community of Cojuca de Benitez.

The candidate and his wife were "horribly murdered," the local PRI organization in Guerrero state complained. The bodies of two other people were found inside the vehicle and the prosecution is investigating the serial killings. In addition, last Wednesday, in the state of Chiapas (in the south), a candidate was killed after a pre-election event. Lucero Lopez Massa was a mayoral candidate in Concordia. Five other people were killed in this attack.
From September 23 – when the election campaign officially began – to May 1, at least 26 candidates in the June 2 election.

This year's elections will be the largest in Mexico's history: the president, congressmen, senators, nine of the 32 state governors (including the federal department, ie Mexico City) and local elected officials will be elected at the same time. In total, about 20,000 jobs are at risk, at the local and federal level.

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