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Mexico Ex-Governor Killed in Puerto Vallarta as Murders Soar

  • Aristoteles Sandoval shot at a restaurant in beachside city
  • Mexico’s president promises investigation into the incident
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Aristoteles Sandoval, the former governor of Mexico’s Jalisco state, was killed in an attack in the tourist hotspot of Puerto Vallarta, the latest sign of worsening insecurity shaking Latin America’s second-largest economy.

The assassination was confirmed in a tweet from the state’s current governor Enrique Alfaro in the early hours of Friday. The attack occurred after the politician went for dinner with three other people the night before, local authorities said.