Second southern Mexico mayor killed in a week

Monday, Jun 24, 2024

CHILPANCINGO, Mexico: A second southern Mexico mayor has been killed in less than a week, local authorities announced late on Saturday, after he went to visit an indigenous community.

The murder of Acacio Flores, who represents Malinaltepec, comes days after the killing of Salvador Villalba Flores, another mayor from Guerrero state elected in June 2 polls.

The body of Flores was discovered with a bullet wound to the back of the head in the back of a van in Malinaltepec, a human rights campaigner told AFP.

The rights activist had been involved in negotiations to free the politician after he was detained Thursday in an indigenous village.