Two more political candidates have been slain in a bloody campaign in Mexico where running for office can be a death sentence.
Independent mayoral candidate, Omar Gomez Lucatero, was gunned down on Wednesday in the town of Aguililla in the western state of Michoacan, which is a haven for drug gangs and vigilantes, the Associated Press reported.
On Thursday, Fernando Angeles Juarez, who was running for mayor, was killed as he was leaving his hotel in Ocampo, which is in the same state. He died at the scene and no suspects have been identified.
His leftist Democratic Revolution Party has demanded that the government offer protection for candidates running in the July 1 election. ...