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The Oaxaca State Attorney General’s Office reported that it is investigating the murder of the mayor-elect of the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec, Crispin Hernandez Vasquezwhose homicide occurred this Thursday in said community.
According to the first reports, the homicide was committed when the municipal president-elect was on his way to the secondary school where he worked, but was attacked by unknown persons and shot in the head.
According to the political agenda, Hernández Vásquez would take protest for the position on January 1, 2023 precisely for the period 2023-2025.
Sergio Martínez Hernández, the current mayor of San Pedro Mixtepec, was the one who announced the discovery of his body on a dirt road. The Prosecutor’s Office indicated, through a statement, that as soon as it became aware of the case, the investigation work began to find those responsible.
In addition, he pointed out that expert experts in different matters went to the scene in the company of agents of the State Investigation Agency (AEI), to process the evidence found on the site.
During the six-year term of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which began in December 2018, 61 councilors have been assassinated in Mexicobetween mayors, councilors and trustees, according to the consultancy Etellekt, a benchmark for political violence.
Of the total of these crimes, in 19 of the cases the victims were mayors, 31 councilors and 11 trustees; an incidence 27% higher than that registered in the entire six-year term of President Felipe Calderón (2006-2012).
In addition, Etellekt specified that in the last 22 years 227 councilors (95 mayors, 100 councilors and 32 trustees) have lost their lives in violent acts.
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