The Chiapas mayor who was assassinated yesterday. The Chiapas mayor who was assassinated yesterday.

Chiapas mayor killed; corruption claimed

He and his driver were gunned down in the streets of Tuxtla Gutiérrez

A Chiapas mayor who was facing opposition from unhappy constituents was assassinated yesterday in the state capital, Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

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Bochil Mayor Sergio Antonio Zenteno Albores and his driver were attacked yesterday afternoon by two men aboard a motorcycle in the city center. The driver was also killed.

A member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Zenteno was sworn in as mayor in the fall of 2015.

Last month, Bochil residents complained about several public works projects that were still unfinished and demanded that the state Congress investigate, alleging embezzlement.

On November 28, Bochil citizens protested at the state PRI headquarters, led by Guillermo Gómez, a municipal clerk affiliated with the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD). The protest turned violent when they were confronted by PRI members.

The state Attorney General’s office said Zenteno was carrying an undetermined amount of cash at the time of the attack, but did not confirm how much or if it was stolen.

Source: El Universal (sp), Impulso Político (sp)

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  • Güerito

    The twelfth journalist killed this year in Mexico was gunned down in Veracruz this a.m. at a school Christmas party with his son.

    • BB

      Corruption and violence seems to plague this beautiful country. Or is it that one begets the other?

      • Güerito

        With a little less corruption and impunity, there would be a lot less violence.

      • Garry Montgomery

        Poverty of many and easy pickings encourages even the more wealthy to take whatever they can and abuse any position of power they’re place in. And when there are no prosecutions, the masses will follow. The beauty of a country has nothing to do with corruption . . .

        • michael grosser

          That explains it, that’s for clearing that up. I would love to see some of the “beauty of this country” but I am too concerned (scared) to get in my car and see more. Just a week ago there were two bodies hung from a bridge here in La Paz about 600 yard from where I live. Excuse me, I meant to say “tortured and mutilated bodies” They must have gone up on the bridge so they could get a better look at the “beauty” of Mexico

          • Garry Montgomery

            What sceptical, mindless arsehole you must be. If there were government funds to be deposited or delivered and the mayor felt the need to do so himself rather than trust a suspected corrupt delivery service . . . but never mind you nose obviously blocks your view and intelligence. Ah, Pinocchio . . . OR he was corrupt and was moving money for himself . . . but nevertheless the article reveals nothing and your blunt mentality and weak sense of “humor” would be perfect in Mexico’s corrupt system.

          • michael grosser

            SKEPTICAL yes. Mindless no. I am a permanent resident, I assume you are as well?
            Name calling is the last refuge of the ignorant. You can say anything to me you want but it is not going to change the horrible things are happening in Mexico on an ever increasingly
            routine basis. However I am an Arsehole and as the saying goes, “it takes one to know one”
            It’s been a pleasure hearing from you. I stand by my original statement. Have a Nice Day.

          • Garry Montgomery

            Name calling? Hardly your mindless comment and yuk yuk indicates the childish, moronic mentality of an arsehole. Enough said. Please stay in Baja there’s no room for your type on the mainland and the real Mexico.

          • michael grosser

            Thank you for your suggestion.

          • Garry Montgomery

            Your original statement was for somebody to securely guide you to see the real Mexico. So it wasn’t a “statement” at all but a plea for hand holding. Baja is a southern Tijuana. And yes I am an arsehole so do recognize the yuk yuk ramblings of an even worse arsehole. Trust you enjoy whatever you find to enjoy in Southern Tijuana. Maybe one day you’ll visit Mexico Real. When you grow some. Count the senseless slaughter of innocents in the U.S. Pit Bulls, school shootings, mall shootings, office shootings, Chicago. Mexico is a haven of Peace by comparison.

          • michael grosser

            NOW! Do you feel better? Please feel free to vent your spleen, it does not affect me because I consider the source. yuk yuk means
            “yeah sure” wish I could be there to see ur short fuse blow up.
            Chill out, don’t you have anything better to worry about. Have a Nice Day!

          • Garry Montgomery

            Well, I never feel bad so feeling even better is a great gift, have no spleen to vent. And you consider what “source”? “yuk yuk” is mindless juvenile expression. Although I have plenty to do (and do it) I love seeing what rambling people like you come up with in all their illogicality.

          • michael grosser

            You’re Spooky Dude. Take a deep breath, take a toke or have a drink
            or get laid or something. Bitching at me isn’t gunna solve your problem

          • michael grosser

            ever heard of humor my friend? Black humor, sarcasim any of that? Lighten the fuck up for crying out loud

          • michael grosser

            what’s wrong with asking for help…I think you need to get some serious help yourself

  • Garry Montgomery

    So, why does a mayor need to carry a large amount of cash? To buy something the council cannot? Was it his money or council money?

    • michael grosser

      what’s the difference? yuk yuk

      • Garry Montgomery

        Well, only that if he had a legitimate reason to be carrying the money or maybe it was a payoff and something happened. And the story doesn’t shed any light on anything other than that the mayor was carrying a large amount of money and was killed . . . yuk yuk?

        • michael grosser

          Uh, the “legitimate reason” being what? Help me out on this one Garry.

          Dud? The light you wish to be shed on this story is, “this is Mexico” yuk yukl. jhardy har har and jajajajajajaj

  • Jeff Swanson

    Absolutely “Shameless’ what these “Pukes” (Elected Mayors) do to Mexico. Very FEW IF ANY of you “Mexico Experts” and all LIBERALS, know the facts, ALL public works projects are looted, all are overbid, usually family members of the mayor get the contract.
    Shoddy poor workmanship, often never finished projects litter Mexico, the monies all stolen, STANDARD for ANY mayor in Mexico to get a 30% across the board “kickback” case you “EXPERTS” have not noticed, MEXICO can’t afford ANY public works projects, much less have the mayor steal 30% off the top, his family more, the Arq’s and Engr’s more.
    When you are elected “Mayor” in Mexico, it is a one sided “DICTATORSHIP” with NO OVERSITE, the mayor at all council meetings has the last word and finial say, ALWAYS!
    It is so bad, the Mexican Federal Government started an oversight committee to make sure the mayors were not stealing public works projects monies, overnight, it just became another mouth to feed via payoffs to steal the money, meaning MORE money is stolen, LESS MONEY go’s for the public works, AMAZING!
    Average mayor of a large Mexican cities take? 20 Mil USD ($20,000,000.) Average take of a small village mayor? 3 to 5 mil USD !!!!! This is in ONE TERM !
    How many are prosecuted for stealing the money, ZERO! How many mayors embark on a public works campaigns to rival the Pharaoh’s of Egypt? 100% WHY? so they can steal the money stupid any more questions?
    I wonder why anyone would want to shoot a Mayor in Mexico?

    • michael grosser

      Gosh, dunno. Can I take a wild ass guess?

  • michael grosser

    same old same old. heard it before and we’ll hear it again

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