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Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:14 PM

Five Mexican politicians killed in past week ahead of national elections

Five Mexican politicians killed in past week ahead of national elections

By Joshua Partlow January 2 at 3:03 PM


MEXICO CITY — To commemorate the new year, an aspiring mayoral candidate of a small Mexican town sent a Facebook message Sunday morning asking residents to unite to improve society.

“We only need maturity, seriousness, and responsibility to face the challenges that confront society,” Adolfo Serna Nogueda wrote.

Later that day, Serna was shot and killed outside his home in Atoyac de Alvarez, along the Pacific coast in the western state of Guerrero.

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Four of the five politicians killed were affiliated with the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). Top party officials have condemned the wave of violence and asked to meet with federal officials to discuss the cases.

More:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/five-mexican-politicians-killed-in-past-week-ahead-of-national-elections/2018/01/02/218fb274-efd6-11e7-95e3-eff284e71c8d_story.html?utm_term=.3bb10e8a5635

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