Saturday, June 30, 2018

132 political murders since September compared to just nine six years ago

Posted by DD from material in Mexico News Daily 


The election tomorrow, July 1, has been called the largest in Mexico's history.  That is based on the number of  municipal, state, and federal elections being held. Accordingly it could also be based on the number of candidates on the ballots.  But it could also be based on the number of candidates murdered since early Sept. when the official campaign cycle began.  

 The numbers were revealed this week by the risk analysis firm Etellekt.

Forty eight (48) candidates were assassinated since Sept.  In the 2012 election when Pena Nieto was elected there was one (1) candidate murdered.   

When you add the 48 murdered candidates to the other politicians who were assassinated in this election cycle the total rises to 132 murders.  "Other politicians" include pre-candidates, militant party members, former and current mayors, councilors, political activists, party leaders, former candidates and former members of council and Congress are all represented in the 132 political murders recorded.   There were just 9 recorded in the 2011-2012 cycle.  


Over half of all political violence in the nine-month electoral period leading up to Sunday’s elections occurred in just five states.

 There were 548 acts of aggression against politicians, candidates and their families between September 8, 2017 and June 26, with 51% of the recorded cases occurring in the states of Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, México state and Veracruz.

Six Pacific coast states — Guerrero, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Jalisco, Colima and Sinaloa — accounted for 64% of candidate murders.

There were also 181 threats or acts of intimidation against politicians, 63 physical assaults, 51 attacks on politicians’ relatives, 47 attempted homicides with firearms, 36 violent assaults, 19 cases of gunshot wounds and 19 kidnappings of politicians, the report said.

All of Mexico’s 32 states are represented in the statistics although before the beginning of June, only 12 states had recorded acts of violence against politicians, showing that the political violence spread as polling day approached.

The violence occurred in 346 municipalities, or 14% of all municipalities in the country.

The incidence of violence spiked considerably this month, with 104 acts of aggression (18% of the total) including 17 homicides recorded in the two-week period between June 10 and June 23.

In total, 12 states recorded increases in their rates of acts of aggression against politicians this month compared to the preceding eight months.

Puebla reported the highest single number of acts of aggression against politicians during the entire electoral process period, with 77 incidents, followed by Guerrero with 60, Oaxaca with 52, México state with 46 and Veracruz with 44.

Michoacán, Mexico City, Quintana Roo, Chiapas and Jalisco were the next five most violent states for politicians with the number of reported acts of aggression ranging between 34 and 15.

The safest place for politicians has been Aguascalientes where there was just one aggressive act, and Nayarit, Colima, Campeche and Baja California were also relatively peaceful.

Of the 132 homicides, Oaxaca and Guerrero shared the undesirable title of being Mexico’s most murderous state for politicians, with both recording 26. Puebla, where 13 politicians were slain between September and June, was third-highest.

Two-thirds of the homicides were committed by groups of armed individuals, while victims were tortured before they were killed in 14% of cases.

In terms of which parties the targets of political violence belonged to, there were two clear standouts and together they accounted for just over half of all acts of aggression during the electoral period.

Those representing the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) were victims in 150 cases while those representing Morena — the party formed and led by presidential frontrunner Andrés Manuel López Obrador — suffered 130 acts of aggression.

Politicians representing the center-right National Action Party (PAN) were targeted in 57 cases while those belonging to the left-of-center Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) were victims in 56 cases.

Politicians for the Ecological Green Party of Mexico (PVEM) and the Citizens’ Movement party (MC) were targeted in 32 and 25 cases respectively while 21 independents were also victims of acts of aggression.

Politicians representing the PRI also accounted for the highest number of homicide victims with 45, followed by the PRD with 20; Morena with 17; and the PAN with 14.

Exactly one-quarter — or 12 from a total of 48 — of all slain candidates were destined to appear on ballots as PRI candidates, while 10 PRD and seven Morena candidates were killed.

Statistics show that municipal-level politicians were by far the most vulnerable to violence, accounting for 391 cases or 71% of the 548 acts of aggression recorded.
 
 They were also almost four times more likely to be homicide victims than their state-level counterparts, with a total of 105 murder cases recorded, or 79% of the total.

There were 119 attacks on state politicians, including 26 homicides, while federal politicians were targeted in 38 incidents.

One federal politician was murdered during the official electoral period.

Etellekt compiled its statistics from publicly available government, academic and civil society sources as well as media reports.


32 comments:

  1. D.D. you really put it in perspective in the headline by saying 132 political murders compared to 9 in the last election.That really says it all and how rapidly things have changed or deteriorated.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Too much cartel competition now compared to years back. It's no secret that cartels invest in those people in office and if they get elected their cartel will have that plaza.

    ReplyDelete
  3. If you put together the PRI, PVEM, PRD AND PAN, because they are all part of a cabal to keep power and to keep squeezing the country for themselvesves and their puppeteers, you can see how much they are hated all over the country, at vote counting they do not lose individually, they pool their votes with the votes they buy and steal and hack to steal every political position they can...
    One load of 20 million pesos was already confiscated and El pepetoño Miado PRIISTA said they were going to pump the election full of money to "win" PRI style by stealing it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Seriously what other country has political figures murdered wholesale like this? its scary how bad its getting out there. Mexico must be losing millions in tourism money.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. People still go to Mexico, this isn't all over the American network news

      Delete
    2. People still go to Mexico, this isn't all over the American network news

      Delete
    3. I am not sure they are. Americans are kinda clueless about it.

      Delete
    4. It is much worse in Russia (they routinely poison them tho), African countries, and centra-american ones too.

      Toby, I don't mean to be harsh but your surprise speaks volumes as to your ignorance. Do you read other country's news? Or do you just assume that since you don't know about it must not happen?

      Delete
    5. Nah I don't think anyones that stupid where they'd have no clue what was going on in Mexico and yes while some area's are still thriving with tourism these are the area's heavily protected by the government.

      Many of the once thriving tourist resorts are now ghost towns thanks to the scumbag cartels.

      Delete
    6. Tourists and it generates us only but a small fraction from the billions of drug production and sales it generates.
      Worldwide sales and distribution by Mexican drug traffickers are astronomical.

      It's a different era my friend.

      E42

      Delete
    7. There are dozen countries that are worse than Mexico when it comes to political murders. Geeze, doesn't anybody read anymore?

      Delete
    8. 6:56 thanks for snitching, but it will not work because those mexicans become invisible "on all those other countries"

      Delete
    9. Please look at the targeting of US citizens in the US. THAT is scary.....

      Delete
  5. Amol will set Trump straight. He thinks Trump is push over.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. @4:21, sure and then trump pulls from nafta or increases trade restrictions which would cause the peso to plummet and the economy to fail. Then you have more criminals. Then he puts mexico on the visa ban list. Then he declares mexican dto's as terror groups. Then mexico becomes a failed state, and all goes well for amlo and the Mexican people.

      Delete
    2. Rather, see a diplomatic approach from the 2 leaders. A sit down with intellectual ideas and perspectives than finger pointing.

      Resolution to any issue can only be solved through common sense and listening.

      @ 4:02
      I'm pretty sure America would not benefit from declaring Mexico as a terrorist state. Moreover, with the threat of those opposing western ideology groups influencing their political agenda at our doorstep.

      Remember; global positioning and alliances is crucial to any superpower. Dont be misled nor misguided by emotion. Rather to what's beneficial.

      E42

      Delete
    3. 6:13 I am sure president for life Bladdermir Putin is eagerly reading your proposal...
      --better get ready for a lifetime job on Siberia...

      Delete
  6. Forget energy reform.

    ReplyDelete
  7. lots of charts, stats, and info. 132 political murders = no arrests. failed state.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Only one arrest of corrupted Municipal Police, that had killed a political runner up. That was reported here, by famous Otis of BB.

      Delete
    2. 7:00am

      So what's your solution genius?

      Delete
  8. Chapo had a rule no killing politicos unless they betrayed the federations inner circle. Now its a free for all with Chapo locked up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That was a comon sense rule with all narcos not just Chapo.

      Delete
  9. Goes to show the extent of criminal organizations invested in their political landscape. A practice which only allowed all others to follow suit. Reffernce to;the current corruption practices of government and municipal agencies.
    All criminal organizations vying for control.

    This spike of violence against politicians will only continue to rise unless Mexico changes its ways.

    The implementation of laws to punish and prosecute those corrupt officials is needed.

    E42

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 2:04 with corrupt politicians in charge, it will be hard to see laws fighting corruption THAT WORK...BUT THAT IS ON THE US...
      --IN MEXICO IT WILL BE EVEN HARDER

      Delete
    2. while Mexico does seem to be trying to eliminate corruption in a slow and smaller scale they should just go ahead and do a MASSIVE CORRUPTION PURGE and enforce a whole new set of rules and regulations and monitoring tactics to ensue the police/federales/military aren't doing anything suspicious. But no of course that won't happen because the big people at the top would lose too much in cartel bribe money.

      Feel sorry for the good people of Mexico.

      Delete
    3. 5:48 honey that cartel bribe money is so sixties...
      These days cartels work for free, that is the consequence of militarizing police work with billions and billions of dollars in cash and toys from the US...
      But what the Hell is the US winning from all the rigmarrole?
      Drug money, destabilizing a poor broke ass country they know to be a shit hole to come and give it some more exploiting, keeping the enemy rabble from the palace doors and shit...
      That help came with impunity too, much like the Colombian military, more than 5000 murder expedients of military more than 3000 military on trial, almost 900 military convicted and sentenced, more than 4000 incidents of "FALSOS POSITIVOS" and No generals of governors or former or present presidents are being indicted or on trial...well some 20 generals getting investigated, but only lately, more than 20 years after it started...

      Delete
    4. @5:48 and 12:39 actually, the politicians and "big people at the top" ARE backed by cartel money. Everyone knows it. Ever heard of selling a plaza twice? That's not the sixties...

      Let's just hope AMLO will turn it around. And by the way, I know it sounds like Mexico is a mess, but it's a big country, lots of great people and beautiful places. The US has some closet cleaning to do with all the crazies running around....at least in Mexico you can go to a public gathering and feel safe.

      Delete
    5. Nice input @11:27

      E42

      Delete
  10. Man made systems serving man as always. People should we really expect anything less? - Sol Prendido

    ReplyDelete
  11. Les digo que Mexico es un desmadre! Ya nomas se dieron cuenta que podian matar a cualquier gente cualquiera y valio madre. TODO MUNDO MATA POR ENVIDIAS Y O AVARICIAS! Este pinche ejemplo les dan los Mexicanos a el mundo entero!

    ReplyDelete

Comments are moderated, refer to policy for more information.
Envía fotos, vídeos, notas, enlaces o información
Todo 100% Anónimo;

borderlandbeat@gmail.com