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Mayoral Homicides in Mexico

Mayoral Homicides in Mexico.

By David Perez Esparza and Helden De Paz Mancera

This paper seeks to identify the key factors that explain why local officials in Mexico — mayors, former mayors, mayors-elect and mayoral candidates — are being killed and to provide policy alternatives to address this important threat to Mexican democracy.