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Analysis-Bloody Mexican election campaign exposes chronic security woes

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By Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Abel Murrieta was handing out campaign flyers on the street this month when a gunman shot him in broad daylight at point-blank range, making him the latest candidate murdered in one of the bloodiest election campaigns in Mexico’s recent history. Running for mayor in mid-term elections on June 6, Murrieta died in Ciudad Obregon, a city in the northern state of Sonora named for former Mexican president Alvaro Obregon, who was himself shot dead in 1928 before he could begin a second term. An ex-attorney general of Sonora, Murrieta was the 83rd politician ki…

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