Mexican candidate kicks off campaign from a coffin

Running for congress from a coffin?

Location: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

One of Mexico's congressional candidates staged a funeral

to kick off his election campaign

highlighting deaths from COVID-19 and crime

and a message:

'If I don't deliver, let them bury me alive'

MEXICAN CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE, CARLOS MAYORGA, SAYING:

''I am going to represent a city drenched in blood that today is going to say: 'Enough with politicians who keep silent and thus become accomplices of organised crime'"

Video Transcript

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

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[BRAKE PADS SCREECHING]

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

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CARLOS MAYORGA: [SPEAKING SPANISH]

INTERPRETER: I'm going to represent a city drenched in blood. But today, it's going to say, enough with politicians who keep silent and thus become accomplices of organized crime.

CARLOS MAYORGA: [SPEAKING SPANISH]

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