The number of Mexican politicians killed since September continues to rise. Recently, a politician was killed while taking a selfie and another was shot in her home just off the coast of Cancun.
The New York Post reported that a Mexican politician who pledged to defy organized crime was shot dead as he posed for a picture with an admirer, according to reports and video. Congressional candidate Fernando Purón had just finished an election debate in the border city of Piedras Negras on Friday night when a woman holding a selfie stick asked him to take a picture, the Vanguardia reported.
Rosely Danilu Magaña, a municipal councilor candidate for the Isla Mujeres, located just off the coast of Cancun in Mexico passed away on Monday night after suffering from gunshot wounds she received on Saturday during an attack in a campaign event. The candidate for the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), was attacked when leading a meeting with other political activists at her house.
Mexico’s Political Violence Indicator released by the Ettelek consultancy confirms that Magaña is the 113th politician or candidate to be killed since September 2017. Political campaigns in Mexico are over on June 27, four days before one of the country’s most important general elections in recent history to take place on July 1. More than 1,000 candidates have dropped out of local races ahead of the July 1 elections because they fear being gunned down.
Proving the drug war isn’t working, Mexico registered a record 29,168 homicides in 2017, which is the 11th year of the country’s crackdown on organized crime. Drug cartels are suspected in many murders of politicians, which take place in regions already plagued by gang violence.
There is not a better example of the inevitable failure of ruling classes that the constant killing of politicians in Mexico, says Federico Estevez, a political science professor at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico. The murder of political candidates “creates enormous insecurity, which is felt and bemoaned by the public — and it’s held up in the faces of the politicians for their incapacity to do anything about it,” said Estevez. “There’s no bigger example of failure out here today than that.”
“Unfortunately, not all those in power do their job — some are even in cahoots with criminals,” Estevez said.
Almost makes one want to reconsider stopping immigration.
Nah. Its just Mexican house cleaning, and an internal matter. Socialists do that frequently when the memes change. now if only they could fix that hygiene problem….
Drug Lords taking control of the Mexican Government presents a clear and present danger to the USA.
Control of the Mexican Government gives the Drug Lords both a legitimacy that they have never had before and provides them a platform to PARTNER with other rogue regimes and American adversaries; creating a staging area for criminal activity and/or invasion of the United States on a scale not yet manifested or imagined. Cleansing of the Drug Lords will require a 100 mile “neutral zone” on the Mexican side of the border.
“Seal the border. Mine the border. Shoot any SOB that tries to cross and the invasion will end in a heartbeat”. 🙂
Well that’s a good start.
Coming soon! To a banana republic near you!
100% caused and enabled by Washington – you know, the idiots who learned nothing from the consequences of Prohibition.
NO ONE taking selfies has situational awareness. Its why they all keep dying “tragic” (sic) deaths.
I just hope that girl got the kill shot
This and, probably, all their atrocities, were intended to be ironic.
And the Mexican Government wanted us to turn in there guns?
Hey assholes looks like gun control really works in your Country.
We in America most of us have control of our guns.
I can not say to much for CRIMINAL ELEMENTS THOUGH.
Back to ya all, I AM WAITING FOR YOUR ANSWER ?
I hear the choice is Gold or Lead.
The “Mexican” drug cartels are more active in the United States than anyone seems willing to admit. I suppose it is politically incorrect to say what everyone knows. The MSM aren’t giving it the coverage it deserves.
Well the MSM does talk about the drug cartels in America, they just use code words or rather political correctness by referring to them as “dreamers” and “refugees”.
The criminal gangs are here inside the USA. Our own Country, the USA, is flush with drugs, legal and illegal. “Respectable” people infiltrate our businesses and our government with money from illegal activity. It’s been going on for many years.
Trump was severely criticized for calling migrants criminals. It seems he was better informed than most of us. And no, not all migrants are criminals, “some of them are good people, I guess”.
Trump may not be all good, but he isn’t all bad either.
Give him the Countries support, and tptb just might let him build that wall. I believe Trump would like putting his mark in a real concreat way like a big beautiful magnificent wall like China or Isreal.
I hope, for THEIR sake, that OUR politicians are taking note of what’s happening to their Mexican counterparts. It’s not inconceivable for the same thing to start happening to them if/when the circumstances are right. Same goes for libturds and other enemies out there.
This is the reason the wall is so important for the US border. This bloodshed will continue to escalate in Mexico as the gangs run wild knowing they can get away with whatever they please. The US is starting to see a small part of this and must react quickly to stop this before it becomes a major issue here. The wall whether real or virtual needs to be completed as quickly as possible and put into full effect with deadly consequences to those who try to infiltrate the US illegally trafficking whether drugs or people. If the US does not do this now soon will be to late. Look at MS-13 in us now among other gangs, they are expanding everyday and need to be taken out quickly along with the rest of the gangs and drug cartel members. But to do this the house must be cleaned first and foremost which Trump is trying to do with little help and much persistence. If not we will be just like Mexico’s government if not already. We will be controlled by the corrupt cartels forever as we have been for the last 40 years. It is a big inside job just like Mexico.
Elect me. I promise food autonomy and Cheran, or you may shoot me.
Nominal taxation, to cover the cost of abstentionism, will attract foreign investment, or kill me.
I promise a chicken in every pot, an assault rifle in every home, and a corvette in every garage. I win. I love winning. 🙂
Indigenous Town in Mexico Celebrates Two Years of Autonomy and Defense of their Community Forest
BIZARRE FOODS WITH ANDREW ZIMMERN S15 • E7
Aztec Routes of Mexico
(^^^Offered for reference, since there is a paywall.)
In many of our jurisdictions, here, they will sue you out of your ability to own a home, for the crime of having a chicken, in your back yard.
Have you ever seen a satellite image over Mexico? Why is this an actual problem.
There are plants and animals, adapted to local conditions, and lots of land.
They’re saying, in the birthplace of corn (all different sizes, shapes, and colors) there is a trade deficit and deluge of GMO’s. How does that work, except under corporatism and learned helplessness.
Why is it that tax-shelter countries have infrastructure, which puts welfare states to shame. Because, freedom is attractive to productive business.
I am not saying to be bad or lazy or to take from anyone, against their will.
There is a reason why meeheeco is such a corrupted shithole and that is because in meeheeco the state is supreme as opposed to the individual.
If I were hispanic and not black I’d be completely embarrassed of old meeheeco to fly that red green and white flag of failure like I see so many public educated youngsters doing these days. The USA is not perfect as humans are not perfect, but when the market economy and the individual aren’t suppressed and are allowed to flourish and function as intended it is the closest thing to being perfect known to mankind and the sky is not even a limit in the good old USA. progressive communists and globalists have and continue to take our country in that direction of absolute failure though as they seek to make the state supreme to their whims over the individual and that my friends is the recipe for absolute failure and hell on earth.
These drug cartels exist because of the market in this country. How do we stop the idiots in this country from getting addicted? We share with Mexico the terrible harm that this trade causes. It corrupts the governments and harms so many lives (turning normal people into liberals).
When the market economy is controlled by the state and the state is supreme as opposed to the individual you end up with all sorts of black markets. That is about all mexico has to offer is drugs while by and large their system is a total failure. If you want to be legitimate in Mexico your going to be living in poverty-stricken conditions so, what do people there do… they sell drugs because it’s a money maker and offers better opportunity than trying slaving away peeling potatos or selling tacos on the street living honest. Mexicos form of government is incompetent combined with those who run it are corrupt incompetent shitbags too. Their form of gov is such a failure that much of their government is involved in the drug trade too.
You know what you call 113 dead politicians? A good start.