Drug gang suspected in Mexico mayor's slaying

Supporters and family members accompany the coffin of murdered Mexican mayor Gisela Mota to the cemetery in TemixcoThe Mexican drug cartel known as Los Rojos is suspected of being behind the murder of a mayor who was gunned down a day after taking office, authorities said. The killing of Gisela Mota, 33, has shocked the nation, putting a spotlight on the violence plaguing the central state of Morelos and the dangers mayors have faced across Mexico. The left-of-center former member of Congress was shot in her house on Saturday, barely 24 hours after taking her oath of office in Temixco, about 90 kilometers (55 miles) south of Mexico City.

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