National: 2018 Electoral Process Most Violent of the Century

ElectionsPhoto @ Impulso Quintana Roo

On September 8th, the 2018 electoral process began. According to Excelsior, “it is the most violent on record in Mexico.”

It already exceeds the number of cases registered in 2015, which totaled 21 homicides.

“Of the politicians murdered from September 2018 to date, nine were from the PRD and nine from the PRI, two from Movimiento Ciudadano (MC), two from Morena, one from the PAN, one from PT, one from Nuevo Alianza (NA) and another one from the Guerrero Party of the Poor.” The Huffington Post reported.

Among them was the mayor of Bochil, Chiapas, Antonio Zenteno Albores from the PRI, who was murdered in Tuxtla Gutiérrez on December 18th, 2017.

For more information in Spanish:

Apenas arranca 2018 y ya es el proceso electoral más violento en lo que va del siglo (Huffington Post, 9 de enero de 2018)

Nuevo proceso electoral mexicano es el más violento del siglo (Tele Sur, 9 de enero de 2018)

Asesinan a alcalde de Chiapas (El Financiero, 18 de diciembre de 2017)

Detienen a un involucrado en homicidio de edil de Bochil, Chiapas (El Excélsior, 29 de diciembre de 2017)

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