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Mexico mayor 'killed for standing up to drugs cartel'

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 11/08/2013 @ 10:14 pm In World | No Comments

(BBC News) Mexico’s local authorities’ association say a mayor allegedly threatened by drug gangs in the western state of Michoacan has been killed.

Ygnacio Lopez Mendoza, who headed the small town of Santa Ana Maya, was found dead in his car on Thursday.

He had been speaking out about the Knights Templar cartel and had recently ended an 18-day hunger strike demanding more funds for his municipality.


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