Mexico election: MURDERED politician's wife DEFIES husband's killers with ...

Mexico violenceGETTY/BBCCarmen Ortiz (R) is running for mayor following the murder of her husband Jose Remedios Aguirre

In a horrific attack, Jose Remedios Aguirre was shot dead in broad daylight in the Ecological Park in Guanajuato on May 11 following a political rally.

He is one of over 130 political candidates to have been murdered ahead of the presidential, general and state elections due to take place on Sunday July 1.

His widow Carmen Ortiz has since decided to run for mayor in her late husband’s place, and is campaigning for peace in her hometown.

Speaking to the BBC, she commented on her decision to run, stating: “There are two types of fear; the one that paralyses you, and the one that gives you strength.

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Jose Remedios AguirreGETTYJose Remedios Aguirre was shot dead in the Ecological Park in Guanajuato on May 11

Carmen OrtizGETTYMs Ortiz has stated she is seeking to 'bring back peace and tranquility' to her hometown

There are two types of fear; the one that paralyses you, and the one that gives you strength

Carmen Ortiz

“My husband wanted a safe and peaceful town, and that’s why as a woman and as a wife, I wanted to finish what he started.”

Speaking at a rally in her hometown, she added: “Here I am, standing for his dreams.

“I am tired of insecurity and I know you are too. Enough.

“We are going to bring back peace and tranquility to our

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