Former Jalisco Governor Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz. Photo: Notisistema


The former governor of the central Mexican state of Jalisco, Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz, was gunned down in Puerto Vallarta in the early hours of Friday, Dec. 18.

Sandoval Díaz, a member of the centralist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who served as governor of Jalisco from 2013 to 2018, was shot dead at point-blank range in a nightblub at about 1:30 a.m. when went to use the restroom.

Paramecis arrived on the scene shortly after and Sandoval Díaz was rushed to the hospital, where he was declared DOA.

Two years ago, the newly elected PRI governor of Puebla, Martha Erika Alonso, and her husband (a former governor of that state) were killed in a mystrious helicopter crash on New Year’s Eve.

Many people in Mexico blame her death on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’ (AMLO), who was a staunch enemy of hers and who wanted his own National Regeneration Party (Morena) candidate, Miguel Barbosa, to have the post.

After Alonso’s death, Barbosa won the Puebla governorship with the support of the ruling party.

Speculations regarding Sandoval Diaz’ death have already begun to circulate.

…Dec. 18, 2020

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