Thursday, January 13, 2011
A Third Murdered Mayor
Luis Jiménez Mata Santiago, the mayor of Santiago Amoltepec, Oaxaca, was killed outside the state capital earlier this morning. That's the third of 2011, which, by my count, puts Mexico on track for some 84 murdered mayors this year. Hopefully the pace slows down significantly. While most of the recent spate of mayoral killings have been linked to organized crime, the article above mentions an agrarian dispute in his home town.