Candidate for mayor of Ciudad Mante, Tamaulipas Noé Ramos Ferretiz stabbed to death in broad daylight

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One more candidate was killed on Friday, April 19th, in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas. Noé Ramos Ferretiz was running for a coalition of the opposition National Action Party and Institutional Revolutionary Party, which had governed Mexico until 2000. He was running for reelection as mayor of the city of Ciudad Mante.

Prosecutors in Tamaulipas said Ramos Ferretiz was attacked on Friday, but did not give details beyond saying they’re investigating.

Local media reported he had been stabbed and posted photos showing a bloodied body lying on a sidewalk. Drug cartel turf wars have long rived Tamaulipas. Ciudad Mante is located in the southern part of the state, relatively far from border cities like Reynosa and Matamoros.

“We will not allow violence to decide these elections,” PRI party leader Alejandro Moreno wrote on social media, where he confirmed the “cowardly assassination” of Ramos Ferretiz.

Mexico’s drug cartels have often focused assassination attempts on mayors and mayoral candidates, in a bid to control local police or extort money from municipal governments.

RIP Noe Ramos Ferretiz

Source: Excelsior

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