Democratic Revolution Party ([tag]PRD[/tag]) official Fructuoso Pedro Garcia was shot with nine bullets in the main square of Santo Domingo Morelos in [tag]Oaxaca[/tag] [tag]Mexico[/tag]- Houston Chronicle
Gunmen shot dead a local leader of Mexicoâ€™s largest leftist party in the southern state of Oaxaca where at least nine people were killed in political violence last year, police said today.
Democratic Revolution Party official Fructuoso Pedro Garcia was shot with nine bullets in the main square of Santo Domingo Morelos, a seaside town about 150 miles south of Oaxacaâ€™s colonial state capital, said state police commander Alberto Guzman.
The killing occurred last Wednesday, three days after Garcia announced he would run for mayor of Santo Domingo Morelos.
Guzman said the killing appeared to be for personal rather than political motives but would not give more details.
However, Raymundo Carmona president of Democratic Revolutionâ€™s party council in Oaxaca said it had all the signs of a political killing, although he did not point the figure at any party.
In other news, 29 are reported to be have died as their bus plunge into a ravine. This is the second bus crash this month. – The Courier-Mail
The bus, carrying more than the 40 passengers it was built for, was on its way to Mexico City from the town of Huautla de Jimenez in Oaxaca state when the driver lost control.
It careened off the road and down a ravine dozens of metres deep, said local transport chief Ruben Castillo.
It was the second serious bus crash this month in the largely indigenous state of Oaxaca.
The Federal Preventive Police pull out of Oaxaca – Prensa Latina
Agents from the Federal Preventive Police (PFP) in the Mexican state of Oaxaca were withdrawn to join an anti-drug operation, started Wednesday in the countryâ€™s western zone.
During an almost three-month stay, the PFP had had several clashes with the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO).
The most violent was on October 29, when they detained 200 people, some of them still imprisoned.
APPO spokesman Florentino Lopez Martinez stated that the PFP has left the region with a trail of repression and blood.
Not only illegal and arbitrary detentions were made, but also torture, rape and murder, said the official.