Ballots and bullets: Mexico's bloody election campaign

Ballots and bullets: Mexico's bloody election campaignIt is one of the lasting images of Mexico’s election campaign: as a Congressional candidate poses for a selfie with a supporter, a man in a baseball cap calmly approaches and shoots him in the back of the head. Fernando Puron, who was running for Congress in the northern state of Coahuila, is one of 136 politicians murdered since candidate registration for Sunday’s elections in Mexico opened in September, according to the consulting firm Etellekt. It is by far the bloodiest Mexican campaign on record, as the violence gripping the country has exploded massively into the political world.

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