Nine Dead, Dozens Injured as Stage Collapses at Jorge Alvarez Maynez Rally in Mexico Amid Violent Election Campaign

A tragic incident occurred during an election campaign rally in northern Mexico, where a stage collapsed, resulting in the deaths of nine people and injuring dozens. The collapse happened amidst high winds, narrowly missing the presidential candidate Jorge Alvarez Maynez. The event unfolds against the backdrop of what is described as Mexico’s most violent election campaign in modern history, characterized by assassinations and threats against candidates by the country’s powerful drug cartels. This surge in violence, including the recent discovery of twelve bodies in Acapulco, highlights the dangerous influence of organized crime on the political process.
  • A stage collapse at an election campaign rally in northern Mexico resulted in nine deaths and dozens of injuries.
  • Presidential candidate Jorge Alvarez Maynez narrowly escaped the incident caused by high winds.
  • The collapse occurs amid Mexico’s most violent election campaign in its modern history, marked by the murder and intimidation of candidates.
  • Drug cartels are influencing the election, with candidates being targeted and murdered.
  • In Acapulco, police discovered 12 bodies scattered across the city, underscoring the pervasive violence.
  • Candidates across the political spectrum have been affected, though those from the governing party Morena are the most targeted.
  • The violence and criminal influence raise concerns about the safety and security of the electoral process and the broader issue of organized crime in Mexico.

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