• Modva@lemmy.world
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    I had the impression that people running for office in Mexico were being assassinated a lot, if she is real force for good then I hope she’s safe

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      That happened in small cities and some hot states. They’d never dare to attack directly a Presidential Candidate.

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      edit ok I was wrong here, I understand what people disagreeing with me are saying

      The top comment on this thread should be an unqualified “Hell yeah!” not speculation over whether she is going to be murdered.

      I am not attacking you, I understand the knee jerk reaction, I am just pointing this out because I think it is true. I also don’t question that you are genuine in your concern, that isn’t what I mean.

      To everyone else on this thread, especially if you are white/European or from the US and are white please don’t joke about the President of Mexico getting assassinated given the history with Mexico and the US (and by extension Europe). It isn’t funny, even when you are being sarcastic.

      Just be happy for Mexico.

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        I might be wrong but I don’t think the commenter was joking. It’s not a joke to say a lot of politicians have been assassinated and to question how someone in such a situation managed to get safely elected. I wonder the same thing.

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        I understand but I literally just left Nogales to visit my stepfather and during my week there there were so many campaign ads. The only thing he told me about them is that candidates from all positions from Mayor to Governor and up wind up dead all the time.

        Apparently it’s really common and my father had a similar reaction to the top comment. Yes it’s scary but it’s something that the government needs to take precautions for

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        The top comment on this thread should be an unqualified “Hell yeah!” not speculation over whether she is going to be murdered.

        What should be and what are, are frequently two different things. In this case, political candidates shouldn’t be commonly murdered, but that’s a reality for them and one they should be planning for.

        And it’s not a knee jerk reaction, it’s just a legitimate worry posted by someone who pays attention to the news. I’m sad to say that I both had the ‘hell yeah’ reaction right before thinking ‘I hope her security can keep her safe’ thoughts back to back.