By James Blears
Fernando Angeles Juarez was shot dead by a group of gunmen in the town of Ocampo. He's the third candidate to be murdered in the wild Western State of Michocan in just over a week.
Prosecutors accused the local Pólice Chief Oscar Gonzalez Garcia of involvement. But when Federal Pólice went to arrest him, his Officers, who outnumbered them, prevented it. So they went away and returned with re-inforcements arresting him and all his colleagues, numbering 28.
This coming Sunday is Presidential Election Day in Mexico.
There are also simultaneous Congressional and local Elections. More than 100 politicians have been murdered by organized crime, in the runup to July 1st.