113: Number of Mexican Politicians Killed Since September

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Rosely Danilu Magaña, municipal councilor candidate for the Isla Mujeres, located just off the coast of Cancun in Mexico passed away on Monday night after suffering from gunshot wounds she received on Saturday during an attack in a campaign event.

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The candidate for the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), was attacked when leading a meeting with other political activists at her house.

Among those also wounded was activist Lizbeth Pasos Sarabia.

Medical staff at the hospital where she was hospitalized reported that the woman died around midnight on Monday as a result of a bullet wound through the thorax.

The state attorney general’s office said they have opened an investigation on the case and is not ruling out any suspects for the moment.

Last Friday Fernando Puron Johnston, who was running for Congress in the northern state of Coahuila was murdered at the Autonomous University of Coahuila after participating in a debate with his three main political rivals.

Mexico’s Political Violence Indicator released by the Ettelek consultancy confirms that Magaña’s is the 113th politician or candidate to be killed since September 2017.

Political campaigns in Mexico are over on June 27, four days before one of the country’s most important general elections in recent history to take place on July 1.



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Latin America News

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