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Monday, July 25, 2016

Another Mayor Killed in Mexico; 2nd over weekend

Posted by DD Republished from SRN News and BBC News

Police were on patrol in San Juan Chamula Chiapas after the mayor there was shot on Saturday

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The mayor of a town in one of Mexico’s most violent drug corridors was shot to death, the second mayor killed in Mexico over the weekend.

Ambrosio Soto was mayor of a township that includes Ciudad Altamirano, a known haven for drug traffickers in southern Guerrero state.

Roberto Alvarez, spokesman for southern Guerrero state, said Sunday that gunmen blocked a highway just over the state line in neighboring Michoacan state with pickup trucks and opened fire on the mayor’s vehicle late Saturday. He said two federal officers serving as Soto’s bodyguards were wounded in the attack.

Soto had received threats and was under protection from federal police. A local drug gang had reportedly threatened him because he refused to turn over part of the city budget as a protection payment.

In recent years, business owners in Ciudad Altamirano say they have been forced to pay extortion to the Knights Templar drug cartel.

The leftist Democratic Revolution Party said the mayor had taken “special protection measures after he dared to file complaints and complained that the security patrols had abandoned the area.

The party said 75 mayors have been killed in the last decade.

On Saturday, a mayor and four others were shot to death in the town of San Juan Chamula in southern Chiapas state.

BBC reported that  Mayors in Mexico have demanded they be given extra protection after two of their number were killed in separate incidents on Saturday.

 The National Association of Mayors asked the federal government to offer added security to mayors "at risk".

 The association asked the government "to prepare and put in place security protocols for mayors" and to investigate the killings.


An armed gang ambushed the mayor of Pungabarato, Ambrosio Soto, on Saturday evening as he was traveling along the main motorway.

The men blocked the motorway with lorries and opened fire on Mr Soto's car, killing him and his driver.

Two weeks previously, Mr Soto had said on Twitter that he had been threatened "by organized crime" and that his cousin had been killed.

"It's time to act, Mr President @EPN," he said addressing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
"#TierraCaliente needs you.
 Mr Pena Nieto has said the area is "one of the greatest challenges" in terms of security.
Local press reported that Mr Soto had received threats after he had refused to hand over part of his budget to a local drugs gang.

Mr Soto had a police escort of two Federal officers in a patrol car at the time of his killing. They were both wounded in the attack.  

The state governor of Guerrero said Mr Soto was also given protection by Guerrero state police, but that he had asked them to watch over his family while he travelled to a neighbouring town to attend to some personal business.

His killing came just hours after that of the mayor of the town of San Juan Chamula, Domingo Lopez, and his deputy, Narciso Lunes, in southern Chiapas state.

The two officials were holding a meeting with protesting residents in the main square of San Juan Chamula when unidentified gunmen opened fire.

A total of four people were killed and a dozen injured.

The motive behind the killing is not clear.


  1. Señor presidente??? Jajajajaj pobres pendejos.

    1. 2:31 The mexican people are humble and respectful, even of the "señor presidente" chosen by the US to rule over and sell them down the river, and his cabinet of very smart foreign educated dignitaries that sell the country's resources for peanuts and luxurious mansions...
      I think in spite of their lofty positions and foreign educations, el señor presidente, his cabinet and @2:31 are the pobres pendejos that think murdering mexicans left and right will solve their mounting problems...

  2. That's a start...start killing hire ups til someone takes out the president, I'm sure it's not that hard with the right people..ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!

  3. Where is Kevin Costner "The Bodyguard" when you need him?...Besides what the point of having a Mayor in the Town, Mexico has turned to a Lawless country.

  4. bvious what the motive of the killing is:Hand over the public purse or else we will find another Mayor that will.Mexico sure is out of control.

  5. 420... y Peña Nieto? rascandoce los huevos bien quitado de la pena. Como siempre

  6. How much was his budget, and how much was he supposed to hand over to the biiig baaad narcos?
    In times like these, you don't travel around for no business, and don't split your escorts, the only option for all the small towns is not to call on the "presidente", he has escorts by the hundreds of thousands, men with US weapons paid with billions of US dollars donated by the US government to sow their particular brand of terrorism of state, the only option is to deputize the whole town and take the fight to the criminals, el chayo y la puta tuta did not last long after the people of michoacan went after them...

    1. Why dont you fuck off to BDN with your gringo hatred.
      Why troll here with the people you hate ?

    2. The thugs asked for $1 million pesos.What percentage of the budget that is I don't know but in these trying times no one can afford it but he did pay with his life so 2nd in command is now in charge for that $1 million pesos.I guess it is worth [$1 million pesos] to kill a guy and who's up next to rob the budget money?

    3. That is exactly the only way out.

      Deputize at the county and state leves.

      If states are autonomous they can deputize most people on their rural communities and then, they would have a lot more security.

      The politicians don't want to deputize citizens hence, mayors and regular cotizens die as a result.

    4. 9:11 (genny you always stirring trouble, now with that "9/11")
      The municipios and the states call themselves "libres y soberanos" in all their official papers, "free and sovereign", they don't have to wait for the federal government to come and tell them what to do and when, only if authorized...

    5. 1:34 a lot of people love me here, so I think am a stay here, --you go to the BDN, I promise you will never read any of my crap there, that your plaza 'naw'...
      --After all this time and name changes you ain't lorn nothin'...maybe Zika bit your brain?

  7. Plata o Plomo, Son!


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