Huichol indigenous go to vote despite the siege of drug traffickers

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Mezquitic, Jalisco.- Indigenous people of the Wixárika ethnic group walked for four hours defying the threat of drug traffickers who terrorize their communities, managing to vote this Sunday, June 6

They denounce continuous harassment and drug traffickers went to the polls.
They denounce continuous harassment and drug traffickers went to the polls. Ulises Ruiz (AFP).
The locals experienced electoral violence with the kidnapping of Álvaro Madera López, candidate for the local mayoralty.
The locals experienced electoral violence with the kidnapping of Álvaro Madera López, candidate for the local mayoralty. Ulises Ruiz (AFP).
The members of the Wixárika ethnic group, one of the most representative in the country for its culture, traveled to the post installed in the municipality of Mezquitic (Jalisco state), which is accessed by dirt trails.
The members of the Wixárika ethnic group, one of the most representative of the country for its culture, traveled to the post installed in the municipality of Mezquitic (Jalisco state), which is accessed by dirt trails. Ulises Ruiz (AFP).
Due to lack of security conditions, in that municipality it was impossible to install five voting centers this Sunday, according to the Electoral Institute.
Due to lack of security conditions, in that municipality it was impossible to install five voting centers this Sunday, according to the Electoral Institute. Ulises Ruiz (AFP).
After walking up to four hours they finally managed to cast their vote.
After walking up to four hours they finally managed to cast their vote. Ulises Ruiz (AFP).
Patients and despite the distance, they asserted their right to vote.
Patients and despite the distance, they asserted their right to vote. Ulises Ruiz (AFP).

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