This Watchdog Has A Bodyguard

It isn't easy to be an election watchdog when you're watching your back for a possible assassin's bullet. But that's exactly what Sergio Aguayo is doing. Aguayo, 46, one of the top coordinators of Civic Alliance, a coalition of 435 grassroots groups that are monitoring Mexico's Aug. 21 election, received a chilling, typewritten death threat a few months ago warning him not to go too far in his campaign for fraud-free elections. Taking the threat seriously, he accepted a government offer of protection and is now accompanied 24 hours a day by three armed bodyguards.

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