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A leader of Mexico's National Regeneration Movement was shot to death. His death is the second leftist leader to be killed in the last 48 hours in the state of Oaxaca.
Professor Cutberto Porcayo, a leader of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) in San Jose del Progreso, was shot to death Wednesday as he traveled in a car. This is the second killing of a member of the Morena party in the last 48 hours, in Oaxaca.
"Our comrades are suffering from an outrageous violence in Oaxaca. Porcayo was cowardly murdered," Yeidckol Polevnsky, the president of Morena's National Executive Committee, said in a message on Twitter.
On January 1, Alejandro Aparicio, mayor of Tlaxiaco, was also shot dead minutes after taking office. The deaths of Porcayo and Aparicio followed the killing of Olga Gabriela Kobel, the Mayor of Juarez, on Dec. 16.
Asesinan en Oaxaca a otro dirigente de MORENA#Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca.-Cutberto Porcayo Sánchez, conocido dirigente de MORENA en la región de San Pedro Tututepec, fue ejecutado hoy jueves al rededor de las 2:15... Infórmate más aquí https://t.co/ubRhj7UJuPpic.twitter.com/EydyadZudm
Moreover, Polevnsky also indicated that 37 others from her party have been killed in the last five years.
These figures, however, reflect only a part of the political violence that Mexico has been experiencing.
In the electoral process that ended in July 2018, about 152 politicians were killed. Apparently, 83 percent of those murders were reportedly executed by organized crime and 71 percent of the victims were opposition politicians.