Guerrero Community Police members patrol the hills in Carrizalillo, Guerrero state, Mexico, on March 24. The state has been wracked with violence from drug traffickers, including a murder spree that has seen nine political candidates murdered in recent weeks. Photo: AFP

Mexican drug traffickers agree to stop murdering political candidates ahead of election, bishop says

Pacts with criminals have also been forged in other crime-ridden countries in the region, including El Salvador. Still, it is highly unusual for the church to intervene in the face of rising violence in Mexico.

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Guerrero Community Police members patrol the hills in Carrizalillo, Guerrero state, Mexico, on March 24. The state has been wracked with violence from drug traffickers, including a murder spree that has seen nine political candidates murdered in recent weeks. Photo: AFP
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