Mexico’s Murderous Election Sees 82 Killed—So Far

“Democracy” as it is practiced in the Third World (and soon coming to white nations if the nonwhite invasion is not halted) is a murderous affair, as evidenced by the fact that at least 82 candidates and office holders have been murdered in Mexico since campaigning began last September in the run up to the July 1 2018 vote.

According to a report by the Mexico City-based security consultancy Etellekt, there have been over 200 attacks on Mexican politicians since September 2017. The attacks took place in 29 of the 32 federal states, mainly Puebla, Guerrero, Veracruz, Mexico State and Hidalgo.

About 173 of the 203 attacks were direct attacks by members of organized crime groups, while 30 were against relatives of the politicians.

Authorities have confirmed the deaths of at least 30 candidates, according to Mexico’s interior secretary Alfonso Navarrete.

Etellekt disclosed that there have been about 60 attacks in the past month alone.

“The number of threats of death and intimidation against candidates has also increased greatly, forcing them to renounce their aspirations in exchange for not threatening their lives or relatives in many municipalities,” the report said.

The interior secretary told reporters that the attacks were “very focused on some regions of the country,” mostly in areas where organized crime is rampant.

“That doesn’t mean we are not taking steps,” the interior secretary said. “We could do it in a much better manner in an electoral year, be much more effective,” Navarrete explained.

Some 66 percent of the murders were registered in the pre-campaign and inter-campaign period. There have been calls for security to be assigned to the victims, who a usually candidates running for office.

“Organized crime particularly attacked pre-candidates, this is where the greatest number of attacks occurred, at least 20 murders were against candidates or pre-candidates in a primordial manner at the municipal level, which is the most vulnerable sector of the country. The most affected parties are the PRI [Partido Revolucionario Institucional], with 29 dead activists, followed by the PRD [Partido de la Revolución Democrática].”

A Telesur report added that most of the cases remain unresolved and “without a motive.”

In 2016, Mexican mayors were nearly 12 times more likely to be killed than members of the general population, according to an analysis by Justice in Mexico.

“An organized crime group may believe that a mayor is collaborating with another group and needs to be removed immediately,” said Laura Calderon, program officer for Justice in Mexico. “Or organized crime may feel betrayed that a mayor refused to collaborate, so they need to delete the mayor from the picture.”

* It is not just in Mexico where this happens. In India, supposedly the world’s “biggest democracy,” a quarter of all Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) elected in the 2017 election had either been, or were facing, charges including rape, murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, culpable homicide, communal disharmony, electoral violations, and assorted sex crimes against women. 

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