January 2016, Obituaries
The mayor of a city south of Mexico’s capital was shot to death, less than a day after taking the office.
Gunmen opened fire on Mayor Gisela Mota at her house in the city of Temixco, said the government of Morelos state, where Temixco is located. Two presumed assailants were killed and three others detained following a pursuit, said Morelos security commissioner Jesus Alberto Capella.
Temixco is a city of about 100,000 people neighbouring Cuernavaca, a resort and industrial city which has been suffering kidnappings and extortion linked to organised crime groups.
Federal and state forces are deployed in Cuernavaca and municipalities near the Guerrero state border in what is called “Operation Delta.”