Friday, June 21, 2024

Gunmen assassinate Guerrero municipal candidate

A young candidate for municipal office in Guerrero is the latest assassination victim in the current election season.

Rodrigo Salgado Agatón, 23, who was running for municipal council in San Marcos, was shot and killed yesterday in Acapulco.

The Institutional revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate was riding in a vehicle with campaign workers near the town of Plan de los Amates when they were attacked by armed civilians.

Salgado was the only person hit in the attack from the moving vehicle. He was rushed to a nearby clinic but died soon after.

Salgado was also regional coordinator for the senatorial campaign of Manuel Añorve Baños, former mayor of Acapulco.

The risk analysis firm Etellekt says there have been 177 attacks on politicians since the beginning of the electoral process in September. Of those, 103 have been fatal.

The process concludes in one month’s time when an estimated 89 million people will go to the polls to vote not only for president, but for state and federal deputies, senators and nine governors, along with municipal authorities. More than 3,400 positions are up for election.

Source: Infobae (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
A fisherman points out the bubbling "water eye" in the ocean off Cozumel Island, with a cruise ship and another fishing boat in the background.

Churning “water eye” appears off coast of Cozumel Island in Quintana Roo

0
The phenomenon is a result of the Yucatán Peninsula's unusual geology.
A person pours water on his face under blazing sun

Heat-related death toll climbs to 155, more than doubling in 3 weeks

0
Tabasco and Veracruz account for nearly half of all heat-related fatalities in the country so far this year.
El Cuchillo dam in Nuevo León

Tropical Storm Alberto replenishes dams in Nuevo León and Tamaulipas

0
After making landfall early Thursday on the Tamaulipas coast, the storm moved inland, bringing torrential rains to the drought-afflicted region.