Mexico: mayor who stood up to cartels assassinated

Gunmen shot and killed Jesús Manuel Lara Rodríguez, mayor of the Mexican border town of Guadalupe as his wife and child watched on June 19. Lara Rodríguez was hit by 10 bullets from an assault rifle as he walked from his car outside his second home in Ciudad Juárez. An outspoken opponent of the drug cartels’ reign of terror in the region, Lara had received numerous death threats. He had recently purchased the home in Juárez, the closest city to Guadalupe, believing his family would be safer there. (CNN, El Dairio, Juárez, June 20)

See our last post on Mexico’s narco wars.

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