Ramírez said Hernández González is the third person to be abducted and killed from Sierra Sur. One victim, the Codedi spokesperson says, was a 17-year-old who was taken last February.
A group of 60 social organizations known together as Citizen Action Against Poverty (ACFP), reported the price for vote buying skyrocketed from US$25 in May up to US$500 ($10,000 Mexican pesos) a couple of days before Sunday’s election.
Voters are also offered provision boxes, household appliances, electronic wallets, construction materials, or are receiving threats about losing their jobs or social benefits if such candidate loses.
The 2018 electoral season has been one of the country’s deadliest. Since campaigns kicked off in September, 133 politicians have been killed.
Mexicans head to the polls Sunday in what is being billed as the biggest elections in the country’s history. More than 18,000 government posts are up for grabs in Sunday’s (July 01) vote, ranging from local governments to the presidency.
According to another local journalist, Pedro Canche, Chan Dzib worked closely with police as a crime reporter with Playa News and belonged to the third generation of the Quintana Roo Police School. He also contributed to several print media outlets.
On the eve of Mexico’s July 1 elections, fraud continues to take center-stage with two more batches of ballot boxes stolen from delivery trucks destined for parts of Oaxaca and the Chiapas, the State Electoral and Citizen Participation Institute (IEPC) reported Saturday.
The national elections taking place in Mexico on Sunday pose vital issues before the Mexican and international working class.
„There are two types of fear: the one that paralyzes you, and the one that gives you strength,“ widowed candidate Carmen Ortiz said.
Mexico experienced a bloody day with the murder of some 5 people in Oaxaca. Among the deceased is a Morena candidate for local deputy, Emigdio López Avendaño, who was seeking a seat in Congress in the 21st district.
Since September 2017 at least 114 candidates running in the July 1 Mexican elections have been killed, making it the bloodiest election campaign in Mexico’s modern history, and it’s only getting worse in the electoral run-up. Michael Lettieri, a Senior Research Fellow for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs said: „The risk going forward is that there will be reluctance to participate in local politics because it has become so dangerous.“
After Mexico’s second richest man told his employees to vote against the center-left candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known locally as AMLO, workers from one of his mines demanded their right to choose who they’re voting for.
U.S Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters on a telephone briefing that a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico would go into effect at midnight (0400 GMT on Friday).
Bereits im Juni 2015 verkündete sie, damals noch Mitglied der konservativen PAN, die Absicht an den diesjährigen Präsidentschaftswahlen teilzunehmen.
Electoral campaigns in Mexico suffered another casualty on Friday with the murder of Jose Remedios Aguirre Sanchez, a mayoral candidate from the same coalition as presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, commonly known as AMLO.
Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, has promised voters that if elected, his agenda would not include policies promoting the privatization of water, healthcare, and other essential public services. The commitment was given during a tour of the municipalities of Pánuco, Tantoyuca, and Tuxpan Thursday.
Mexican filmmakers Alfonso Cuaron and Emmanuel Lubezki have joined the call for the safe return of three film students, who have been missing since March 19.
In an open letter, sent to Jalisco’s governor Jorge Aristoteles Sandoval, the Academy Award-winning director Cuaron, cinematographer Lubezki and other prominent figures of Mexican cinema demanded the government find Javier Salomon Aceves, Daniel Diaz, and Marcos Avalos alive and “take legal action against those involved in the kidnapping and sentence them according to the law.”