The Los Angeles Times is reporting that violence is escalating in Mexico as national elections draw near on June 7. Up for vote are state governors and congressional members. The newspaper reports the deaths of candidates, and that others have been too frightened to campaign. Some state election officials are leery of setting up their voting booths.
You can read the story by Tracey Wilkinson here: http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-elections-violence-20150507-story.html