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Mayoral Candidate Kidnapped in Mexico

June 28th 2012   ·   7 Comments

Mayoral Candidate Kidnapped in Mexico

A candidate for mayor of the southern Mexican town of Apaxtla de Castrejon was dragged from his home by three armed intruders, his party said Tuesday.

Marcelo Avila was abducted Monday afternoon, the Guerrero state branch of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, said in a statement.

Apaxtla, a town of roughly 7,000, lies in an area of Guerrero torn by conflict among rival drug cartels.

The PRI state committee demanded an investigation of Avila’s kidnapping and denounced a climate of violence in Guerrero as Mexicans prepare to go to the polls on Sunday.

Last week, an adviser to the mayor of Coyuca de Benitez, Guerrero, was abducted. In that instance, however, the captors demanded a ransom.

Nearly 80 million Mexicans will be eligible to vote for a new president, 628 legislators and thousands of other officials in the July 1 general elections.

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Readers Comments (7)

  1. Brie Cirbo says:

    The American people were just abducted by bo and the supreme court.

  2. Brie Cirbo says:

    The American people were just abducted by bo and the supreme court.

  3. Throw Holder out, he is another MFSOB.

  4. Katy Mikasa says:

    I have no problem with letting Mexicans,Canadians or anyone else becoming US Citizens by immigrating to the U.S. They should just have to apply for admission, work Visas, permanent resdent alien status and citizenship like everybody else who is not a US Citizen. If you have a child born in the United States and you’re illegal… no problem. You should be given a choice, leave the American citizen chiild here to be raised by friends and family who are citizens, have the child raised in the Foster care system, or take that child back with you to your country and raise it in the country where you are a citizen. When he/she turns 18, he/she can report to the closest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, show a valid Birth Certificate, valid Social Security Card, and valid Photo Identifcation from whichever country leaving from and declare U.S. Citizenship status to be admitted. In 1982 every illegal alien was granted permanent resident alien status under color of law, all they had to do was show proof that they had been in the U.S . without interruption for 5 years. That amnesty program were for the boat people from Cuba, the refugees from South East Asia … Campuchia, Viet Nam and Laos and any other person who was an illegal alien and in the U.S at that time. Anyone else after that should have to follow procedure and apply for admission. I don’t know of any Americn Citizens who disagree with me that this is the way we should handle illegal immigration and anchor children problem.

  5. I think every person using illegal drugs should be sent to Mexico. That will stop the demand for drugs and the unnecessary murders that accompany it. Any non criminal persons from Mexico that wants to work and live legit should take their place here.

  6. FYI Not All Drugs Come Frome Mexico Watch The News First!

  7. There are a lot of people natives from US who use drugs. Mexico is not the only place to sent them. Image all americans in Mexico?

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