Alma Barragán became the 88th Mexican politician to be murdered during the current election cycle. Most have been killed with gunshot wounds. Most have been murdered since February. However, the killings began last September at the very start of the campaign season. Elections will be held Sunday, June 6th. The Mexican people will elect a new Chamber of Deputies. Half of the Mexican states will have gubernatorial elections, and 1,900 municipalities will elect new leaders.
The victims are a mix of both candidates and sitting officials. Hundreds of candidates have dropped out of races for fear of being murdered. At least sixty mayoral candidates have dropped out.
Alma Barragán was running for mayor of Moroleón, Guanajuato. She was murdered at a campaign event immediately after making this Facebook video.
Esto transmitió en vivo Alma Barragán, candidata de @MovCiudadanoMX a la alcaldía de Moroleón, Guanajuato, hace poco más de una hora…
La asesinaron en pleno acto de campaña hace unos minutos, reportan varios medios.
Este país y el Guanajuato de @diegosinhue son un infierno. pic.twitter.com/k6mi2LB1yv
— Alfredo Lecona (@AlfredoLecona) May 26, 2021
Sujetos a bordo de camionetas y motos, asesinaron en plena campaña a Alma Rosa Barragán, candidata de Movimiento Ciudadano a la alcaldía de #Moroleón, en #Guanajuato. Con ella van 88 candidatos asesinados en estas #Elecciones2021: pic.twitter.com/p3Lk3CMgFp
— Ciro Gómez Leyva (@CiroGomezL) May 26, 2021