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August 24, 8:47 PMLA National Security ExaminerMichael Webster

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According to Mexico’s largest newspaper El Universal a Guerrero state senator was assassinated.  State Senator Armando Chavarria Barrera, leader of the Congress of the state of Guerrero, was assassinated by gunmen in front of his home yesterday morning.  The Senator was one of the most renowned and respected politicians in the left-wing PRD party and considered a natural candidate for governor in the 2011 elections.  The two trigger-men and a driver who escaped in an SUV are believed hired assassins for the Mexican Drug Cartel La Familia. The motive for the assassination is believed political  and norco related. Mexican Drug Cartels are getting more and more involved in not only statewide politics but also national. The cartels have been threatening to take out any opposition by whatever means necessary. The PRD immediately condemned it as political.

However in the aftermath of the assassination of Sen.: Barrera some party leaders disagreed on the motive behind the murder.  The Chief of Government of the Federal District, Marcelo Ebrard, is certain the crime was political, while the Governor of Guerrero, Zeferino Torreblanca Gallindo, rejects speculation of political reasons.  He said it is yet too early to begin asserting such motives Mexican President Felipe Calderon extended his condolences to the family and promised full support of the Federal Justice Department (PRG) in the investigation. More