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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:15 PM

Former mayor, son killed in central Mexico amid murder spike

Former mayor, son killed in central Mexico amid murder spike
Mexico amid murder spike
Reuters Staff

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A former mayor and his son were killed on Wednesday in central Mexico, adding to an uptick in murders of politicians ahead of national elections later this year.

Miguel Angel Licona, 76, a former mayor of the municipality of Mixquiahuala in the state of Hidalgo, was shot dead along with his son, according to a statement from state prosecutors.

Licona had been mayor for President Enrique Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the 1990s.

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Violence has in the past flared up during elections in areas of the country where gangs seek to influence local politics.

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