Mexican mayoral candidate murdered

A protester demonstrates outside Downing Street in cen­tral London on March 3, 2015 over the abduction of 43 students in Mexico over four months ago, on the first day of Mexican Presi­dent Enrique Pena Nieto’s state visit to Britain There have been worldwide protests against the high level of violence in Mexico.

The decapitated body of a politician has been found in one of Mexico’s most violent states, Guerrero, where she had been standing for mayor in June’s elec­tions.

Aide Nava’s body was discov­ered on a road near the state capi­tal, Chilpancingo. She had been kidnapped on Tuesday.

A note near her body threat­ened the same treatment for oth­er politicians.

Violence in Guerrero has cast doubt over polls scheduled there for June.

The note near Aide Nava’s body said if politicians did not “fall into line” they would be ex­ecuted.

It was signed by Los Rojos, one of the main criminal groups in the state.

Last year Aide Nava’s son was kidnapped and has never been found. Her husband, a former mayor, was also murdered.

Guerrero and eight other Mex­ican states hold local elections in June, but there are doubts elections can take place in Guer­rero because of the high levels of violence. Last year, 43 students in Guerrero disappeared, and re­main missing.

According to the government the students were abducted by corrupt local police and handed over to a criminal gang for execu­tion.

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