The Mexican mayor defying her husband’s killers – BBC News

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    Carmen Ortiz became mayor of a small town in Mexico three years ago, after her husband was assassinated while running as a candidate.

    She’s now standing for a second term, even though 12 of her staff have been murdered or are missing.

    There’s been a new wave of targeted killings ahead of legislative elections on 6 June.

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    In This Story: Mexico

    Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is the most populous Spanish-speaking nation. Mexico City is its capital city and largest metropolis.

    Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.

    Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.

    Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.

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