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Second southern Mexico mayor killed in a week

AFP – A second southern Mexico mayor has been killed in less than a week, local authorities announced on Saturday, after he went to visit an indigenous community.

The murder of Acacio Flores, who represents Malinaltepec, comes days after the killing of Salvador Villalba Flores, another mayor from Guerrero state elected in June 2 polls.

The body of Flores was discovered with a bullet wound to the back of the head in the back of a van in Malinaltepec, a human rights campaigner told AFP.

The rights activist had been involved in negotiations to free the politician after he was detained on Thursday in an indigenous village.

File photo shows the national guard and army soldiers arrive at the crime scene of the previous shooting of a politician in Mexico. PHOTO: AFP
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