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MC mayoral candidate slain

The slaying of a mayoral candidate in the violence-stricken state of Guanajuato this week took the number of candidates murdered during Mexico’s current electoral cycle to 34.

US downgrades Mexican aviation safety ranking

Despite last-minute pleas for restraint from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded Mexico’s air safety ranking to Category 2 from Category 1, following a five-month reassessment of this nation’s civil aviation authority, the Agencia Federal de Aviación Civil (AFAC).