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BBC News published this video item, entitled “The Mexican mayor defying her husband’s killers – BBC News” – below is their description.
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.BBC News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Mexico
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.