Shocking wave of murders of mayors in Mexico

08/11/17 The Seattle Times

gun - crime sceneMEXICO CITY — Most of Donald Trump’s statements about Mexico are the product of ignorance, racism and demagoguery, but the Republican candidate would be delighted to read the latest headlines in this country.

According to the news splashed across the front pages, the Mexican Association of Mayors is requesting urgent help from President Enrique Peña Nieto to stop a wave of killings of city mayors. At least five city mayors have been killed so far this year, for a total of 56 over the past 10 years, news reports say.

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