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    Immigration control needs to be to priority.

    113 Politicians Have Been Killed Ahead Of Mexico’s Election. There Are Still Two Weeks To Go.

    A politician killed on a public bus. A candidate murdered while taking a selfie. This campaign season may be the deadliest ever.

    MEXICO CITY — It has been a brutal electoral season, even by Mexico’s violent standards.
    At least 113 candidates, pre-candidates, and current and former politicians have been killed and 300 more have suffered some form of aggression since September, according to Etellekt, a Mexico City–based public policy consultancy. Even the government’s tally — 34, which considers only candidates — pushes this particular death toll to nearly four per month.
    Astonishing as these numbers are, they only tell part of the story: There are hundreds of candidates who have backed out of their races out of fear for their safety, and many others who have curbed their campaign activities. This poses a significant challenge to Mexico’s relatively young democracy, already crippled by systemic corruption and widespread impunity.
    “Violence is altering the profile of candidates,” Alejandro Hope, a security analyst, told BuzzFeed News. “Who sticks around? The reckless and those who collude [with criminals].”
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/karlazabludovsky/113-politicians-killed-this-election-season-in-mexico?utm_term=.rsMg3Jw8B#.xdB9nJ1X7
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    I didn't realize they killed that many people over the election. That's ridiculous. That country's been screwed up since the Spanish created the Mexican.
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    I didn't realize they killed that many people over the election. That's ridiculous. That country's been screwed up since the Spanish created the Mexican.
    The Spanish settlers didn't bring their women with them.

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