Third Mexican mayor killed in two weeks
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.