Friday, January 05, 2007

State legislator gunned down in Acapulco

State legislator gunned down in Acapulco

Hmm. The war is expanding. First other drug dealers, then police, then reporters, now politicians. Ugly.

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- A Mexican state legislator was gunned down in the center of Acapulco on Thursday on his way to an interview at a radio and TV station, city officials said.

Jorge Bajos Valverde, a member of the ruling National Action Party, was shot several times by assailants who stepped out of a white van blocking his path, said Gloria Mendez, a spokesman for Acapulco's Public Safety Department.

She said he died instantly and the motive for the attack was unknown.
Although a conservative, Bajos Valverde had defended Guerrero State Gov. Zeferino Torreblanca, of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, in several recent interviews.
In the last two years, Acapulco has been a hit by a wave of execution-style killings blamed on rival drugs gangs fighting over lucrative smuggling routes and a budding local drug market.


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