Friday, March 13, 2015

Leftist Mayoral Candidate Murdered ( beheaded ) in Southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY – The body of a mayoral candidate from the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, was found in southern Mexico, a party official said Wednesday.

The body of Aide Nava Gonzalez, who was running for mayor of Ahuacuotzingo, a city in the southern state of Guerrero, was discovered on Tuesday night, PRD Guerrero state chairman Celestino Cesareo Guzman said.

The politician had been kidnapped on Monday, Guzman said.

Nava’s husband, former Ahuacuotzingo Mayor Francisco Quiñonez Ramirez, was murdered in 2014.

The PRD mayoral candidate’s body was found in a field in a rural area outside Ahuacuotzingo, Guzman said.

The killing is under investigation, Guerrero Attorney General Miguel Angel Godinez said.

“We cannot discuss the investigation. It’s a very regrettable case and very important, so we have to handle it very carefully,” the attorney general told Milenio Television.

The Guerrero PRD leader condemned the killing of Nava, who was beheaded, and called on authorities to find those behind the murder.

“She was taken out of a political meeting she was holding in that community and they regrettably ended her life,” Guzman told Radio Formula.

The PRD has no record of any threats against Nava, whose son was kidnapped in 2012.

Mexico is holding its midterm elections on June 7, with 500 seats in Congress, nine governorships and 1,532 local offices up for grabs.

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