Dozens of candidates murdered ahead of Mexico’s June 6 elections

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On Sunday, the largest elections in the history of México will be held. But this electoral process has been tainted by the murder of at least 91 politicians — 36 of them candidates and aspiring candidates — from different parties, taking place since campaigning began in September 2020.

These homicides make this election the second most violent in the country’s history since 2000. For political scientist and journalist Karina Aguilar, columnist and reporter for the daily newspaper 24 Horas, this is due to the polarization that exists in the country, product of the policies enacted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.