Mexico’s Deadly Election Cycle is Finally Coming to a Close
Heading into next week’s midterm elections, 88 Mexican politicians have been killed and more than 100 report they’ve been threatened or kidnapped. This election cycle is the second-deadliest in the country’s history. In 2018, about 140 people involved in Mexican politics were murdered. Experts say the violence comes from organized crime groups and other Mexican politicians eliminating candidates and rivals. There are 21,000 local, state, and federal offices in play on June 6 when Mexicans head to the polls, including the entire lower chamber of the country's Congress.