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The elections next door: Mexico's cartels pick candidates, kill rivals

This time, unlike the last time, he'd be ready for cartel attacks. He was accompanied by three truckloads of national guard troops. Two state police cars with flashing red lights. He rode in his own bulletproof SUV, and had a complement of muscular bodyguards. One sat in the bed of a pickup truck, his eyes fixed on the sky.

"He's making sure they don't fire a bomb from a drone," Ochoa explained.

This is what it's like to run for the Senate today in Mexico. "You're at risk every minute," the candidate said.


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