Mexican Mayoral Candidate Shot Dead ahead of Sunday Elections – EVOL

In a shocking act of political violence, just days before the country’s federal elections, a Mexican mayoral candidate has been assassinated at a campaign rally.

Alfredo Cabrera was executed at close range in the southern state of Guerrero.

The assassination happened in broad daylight and was captured on video.

It shows the attacker approach Cabrera from behind before firing several shots.

Cabrera was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was meeting with supporters in the town of Coyuca de Benítez when he was shot dead.

Mexico is rife with political violence, often tied to the criminal drug cartels.

The violence is escalating ahead of Sunday’s elections for the presidency, Congress, and local government.

Since September, at least 20 candidates, mainly for local office, have been killed, according to official figures.

In many cases, the violence has been tied to drug cartels battling over control of local governments.

Cabrera was part of a coalition of center-right opposition parties that is being led by businesswoman and senator Xóchitl Gálvez.

Gálvez is one of the two leading candidates for the presidency.

She condemned Cabrera’s murder in a statement.

Gálvez said she had “no words to express the indignation I feel.”

She called Cabrera



Subscribe to Our Free Newsletter