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A Mexican mayoral candidate was killed an hour after posting a video on Facebook Live sharing her location and inviting potential voters to meet her.
Alma Barragán, 61, was shot and killed on Tuesday while attending an outdoor event in the municipality of Moroleón, Guanajuato.
Guanajuato is the most dangerous state in Mexico, with Barragán the 88th political candidate assassinated since the campaign began in September 2020. Two others were injured in the same attack.
The incident occurred about an hour after Barragán, a newcomer to the political spectrum, recorded a live video on Facebook and invited potential voters from the La Maguita, El Ombligo and Pico de Pájaro neighborhoods to come out and listen to his government plans. .
‘Hi, how are you? I am here in La Manguita with Pedro Guzmán (Calle). If you like to accompany me, come and listen to my proposals. Come spend a moment together, ” she said. ‘Together we do better. Thanks. I’ll wait for you here. ‘
Barragán ran on the ballot of the Movimiento Ciudadano (Citizen Movement) party and became the 88th political candidate assassinated before the June 6 midterm elections.
The Citizen Movement prides itself on social democracy, the protection of human rights and gender equality.
“Today Alma Barragán, our candidate, was murdered in a cowardly way. It should not be impossible to participate in political life without putting your life at risk, ”said the coordinator of the Citizen Movement, Clemente Castañeda, on Tuesday.
“This is the most violent election in the history of Mexico and in Movimiento Ciudadano we are not willing to normalize it.”
According to Etellekt, political killings have risen by more than a third since the last midterm vote in 2015, when 61 were recorded over nine months. The death toll includes party members and those who sought or have held public office.
It is unclear if he leaves behind a partner or children. DailyMail.com has contacted a party spokesperson for further comment.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday that the murder was “without a doubt” the work of organized crime gangs.
“It is very unfortunate what happened yesterday with this murdered candidate, our condolences to her family,” López Obrador said. “It is a regrettable situation because it occurs in the middle of the electoral process, we are on the eve of the elections and these are people who want to create instability.”
On Wednesday morning, the Force for Mexico candidate for mayor of the resort city of Acapulco, José Alonso, avoided being shot when several individuals shot him while he was driving with a bodyguard. His uncle, Joaquín Alonso, is currently in prison for money laundering for the Beltrán-Leyva Organization.
Barragán is the third candidate of the Citizen Movement assassinated in the last 15 days.
Arturo Flores, who was running for a seat in the council of Landa de Matamoros, Quetaró, was found dead Sunday night after he was reported missing last Thursday.
Authorities say the murder was caused by a car sale debt and arrested Emmanuel Trejo, whose brother Jonathan Trejo is running against Flores’ widow, Salsija Delgado, nominated by the Citizen Movement for mayor of Landa de Matamoros.
Abel Murrieta, who was the party’s candidate for mayor of Cajeme, Sonora, was assassinated on May 13 while handing out flyers in the middle of a street.
Murrieta had been working as legal counsel for the families of the nine Mexican-American dual citizens who were ambushed and executed by suspected cartel killers in November 2019.
Alma Barragán leaves behind a partner or any children.
On May 17, former Mayor Juan Guzmán, who is running for a congressional seat in Guanajuato’s 20th district, survived an attack after his vehicle was attacked while on his way to a campaign event.
The next day, Socorro Ortega, who is seeking the nomination for mayor of Moroleón under the double ballot Party of the Democratic Revolution and Institutional Revolutionary Party, decided to cancel her face-to-face campaign events for fear of being attacked.
It is unknown if any of the attacks against the candidates in Guanajuato were launched by the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel and its main rival, the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel.
Bordered by Jalisco to the west, San Luis Potosí to the north, Michoacán to the south, Zacatecas to the northwest and Queretaró to the east, the state of Guanajuato led the nation’s 31 states and the capital, Mexico City, with 4,750 murders. in 2020, including 3,750 involving the use of firearms.
The central state of Guanajuato ranks as the deadliest state in Mexico with 1,263 homicides reported in the first four months of 2021.