Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Cuernavaca mayor-elect’s home target of attack

The mayor-elect of Cuernavaca, Morelos, fears for his life after his home was attacked yesterday by unknown gunmen.

Villalobos said he heard a burst of six gunshots at about 1:40am. After inspecting the gate to his house, he found three bullet holes.

He later told a press conference that the C5 state security force has a surveillance camera installed “a mere seven meters” from his gate, and that he would be filing a formal complaint.

Villalobos said he will also seek protection from the navy.

“I fear for my life but I’m not going to panic, I have no enemies, I don’t owe anyone, I am not a defrauder, the people know me, this is what I’m going through, [someone] is trying to intimidate me.”

Villalobos believes a third party trying to create a confrontation between him and Governor Cuautémoc Blanco Bravo might have been behind the attack.

Blanco, who was mayor of Cuernavaca until he sought the governor’s office, was sworn Monday, has shown his disagreement over Villalobos occupying the mayor’s seat, calling him a “gate-crasher.”

Villalobos was actually an alternate to José Luis Gómez Borbolla whose candidacy was invalidated by election authorities after the parties that put his name forward had a change of heart.

Villalobos went on to win the election as part of the Morena party coalition that swept into power July 1.

Despite their history, Villalobos asserted that he has no problem with the governor.

Source: Milenio (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
Volunteers are feeding monkeys to reduce their risk of heat stroke in the Mexican states of Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche and Chiapas.

Authorities confirm 157 monkey deaths in southern Mexico

0
Monkeys in Mexico's southern region are at risk of heat stroke due to scorching temperatures and low water levels in local streams.
Sign that says "no alcohol sales" at a convenience store

Will there be weekend alcohol bans for Mexico’s elections?

1
In keeping with longstanding election regulation, alcohol sales will be restricted in most Mexican states for much of the coming weekend.
Children raise their hands in a Mexican classroom

Opinion: The importance of PISA for the future of education in Mexico

2
For the first time in 25 years, Mexico is running the risk of not participating in the international PISA assessment. What does that mean for students?