Third Mex­i­can mayor killed in two weeks

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A mayor was shot dead in Mex­ico’s cen­tral Pue­bla state, the third mayor to be killed within two weeks, prompt­ing calls for bet­ter se­cu­rity for mu­nic­i­pal of­fi­cials. Jose San­ta­maria Zavala, the mayor of Hue­huet­lan El Grande, was found dead on Au­gust 1 next to his bul­let-rid­dled sport-util­ity ve­hi­cle. The bul­lets came from a 9mm-cal­i­bre hand­gun. The ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cates Mr Zavala, 44, was the vic­tim of a rob­bery at­tempt.

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