Weekly Report - 13 October 2022 (WR-22-41)

Political violence surges in Mexico

Mexico’s senate held a minute of silence on 11 October for the 20 victims of a massacre the previous week in San Miguel Totolapan, in the southern state of Guerrero. Multiple municipal government officials were killed in the attack, including the municipal mayor Conrado Mendoza Almeda of the left-wing national opposition Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD). On the same day, a local deputy was shot dead in Cuernavaca, the capital of the contiguous state of Morelos. Both incidents indicate the dangers facing local politicians in Mexico.

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