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The Mexican elections: Murdered for running for mayor Sky News Daily

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On 6 June, the midterm elections were held in Mexico. The eve of voting saw inactive grenades and a severed head thrown at a polling station, five workers were killed and body parts in bags were found nearby.

The lead-up though was the bloodiest campaign period in the country’s history. More than 30 candidates have been murdered since April with many more attacked and receiving death threats.

In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to mayoral candidate Mario Figueroa, who survived being shot in the chest at the end of last year; Gema Kloppe-Santamaría, assistant professor in Latin American history at Loyola University Chicago about the power of cartels; and Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay about the Mexican government.

On 6 June, the midterm elections were held in Mexico. The eve of voting saw inactive grenades and a severed head thrown at a polling station, five workers were killed and body parts in bags were found nearby.

The lead-up though was the bloodiest campaign period in the country’s history. More than 30 candidates have been murdered since April with many more attacked and receiving death threats.

In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to mayoral candidate Mario Figueroa, who survived being shot in the chest at the end of last year; Gema Kloppe-Santamaría, assistant professor in Latin American history at Loyola University Chicago about the power of cartels; and Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay about the Mexican government.

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