It will take more than the assassination of a political rival to make Fidencio Ixta walk away from his effort to get elected in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero.
“We are living in complicated times. But somebody has to do this,” he told The Telegraph a few days after his opposite number vying for the place in the state legislature was found dead, half-naked, in the backseat of his own vehicle with a message from a drug cartel reportedly stuffed into his underwear.
Politically, Mexico’s July 1 election is all about whether the runaway favourite, leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador, can finally win the presidency on his third attempt. But the assassination of dozens of local candidates is…
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