“The situation has had a lot of publicity recently but our essential view is that Guerrero is going to get better as more companies come to the area, and we can work with other companies and the government to make it safer for everybody”
Armed assailants shot and killed a mayoral candidate of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero.
Ulises Fabian Quiroz, a candidate for mayor of the municipality of Chilapa de Alvarez – located 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the state capital of Chilpancingo – in Mexico’s June 7 mid-term elections, was killed Friday afternoon while on the campaign trail.
The candidate was intercepted by gunmen in the town of Atzacoaloya, “forced out of his vehicle, beaten and then shot and killed,” continues here
Frankly Bruce, I’m a bit worried about you. So take a tip, a sincere piece of advice that goes beyond your plug dumb stupid business decisions. When you go down to Guerrero to check out your property, don’t hang around the town too long out of some false sense of bravado. And if you do decide that the place is getting safer just because a bunch of gringos with lots of money and no street sense have set up shop, don’t start doing things like going to the same coffee house in the centre of town at the same time every day. There will be people on the ground there who’ll be very keen on getting you up to speed with the reality, listen to them.