Mayor Of A Mexican Town Is Assassinated Just 90 MINUTES After Being Sworn Into Office On New Year’s Day

Mayor Of A Mexican Town Is Assassinated Just 90 MINUTES After Being Sworn Into Office On New Year’s Day

Mayor of a Mexican town is assassinated just 90 MINUTES after being sworn into office on New Year’s Day

  • Alejandro Aparicio Santiago had just finished his oath of office ceremony in n the indigenous town of Tlaxiaco in the state of Oaxaca when he was shot
  • He was on his way to a meeting at city hall when two men open fire into a group and struck him in the chest 
  • Perfecto Hernandez Gutierrez, a representative in Tlaxiaco, also died Tuesday night from gunshot wounds suffered in the assassination plot
  • Councilwoman Cleotilde Santos and another person were also shot, but their medical conditions were not known as of Wednesday afternoon   
  • During the 2017-2018 electoral period, 152 politicians were murdered in Mexico
  • A mayor in central Mexico was shot dead just 90 minutes after his New Year’s Day oath of office ceremony.

    Alejandro Aparicio Santiago had just been sworn in the indigenous town of Tlaxiaco in the state of Oaxaca on Tuesday morning when two men approached started shooting at him and three other politicians.

    Aparicio Santiago was traveling to the a meeting a city hall at 11.30am when he was attacked by the two gunmen, according to the state prosecutor’s office.

  • Alejandro Aparicio Santiago was assassinated New Year's Day, just ninety minutes after he had been sworn as mayor of the indigenous Mexican town of Tlaxiaco in the state of Oaxaca

    Alejandro Aparicio Santiago was assassinated New Year’s Day, just ninety minutes after he had been sworn as mayor of the indigenous Mexican town of Tlaxiaco in the state of Oaxaca

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    Mayor of a Mexican town is assassinated just 90 MINUTES after being sworn into office on New Year’s Day

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