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By KELIN DILLON

Mexico’s “Va por México” alliance, consisting of the conservative National Action Party (PAN), the left-leaning Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), and centralist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), will reportedly go to the Organization of American States (OAS) to denounce the violence in the country surrounding the nation’s elections.

The parties claim the drastic uptick in violence before June 6’s midterm elections was not prevented by and uncared for by the Mexican government, leaving democracy in jeopardy.

The file, led by the PAN and now adding the PRI and the PRD, purportedly contains more than 50 documented cases of threats, kidnappings and homicides surrounding the vote. Likewise, it has records of dozens of requests for protection by local and federal candidates at the time, which were never addressed or followed through on by the Mexican government.

The alliance also says Mexico’s notorious drug trafficking cartels still maintain influence in the electoral process and within the government itself, and aims for the OAS to hear its concerns and hopefully intervene. 

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