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July 12, 2013


Certified Dead Man Wins Election in Mexico

A man who has been legally dead since 2010 was elected mayor of a small Mexican town, the New York Times reports.

"Authorities say relatives of Lenin Carballido used a death certificate showing that he died of a diabetic coma in 2010 to convince police to drop an arrest warrant against him for allegedly participating in a 2004 gang rape."

"A living Carballido later ran in, and narrowly won, Sunday's election in San Agustin Amatengo in Oaxaca state."












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