The Mexican government is offering to provide candidates with bulletproof vehicles and bodyguards due to recent assassination of politicians running for office. This decision was made after Rodolfo Torre, front-running candidate for governor of a Mexican border state was assassinated on Monday.
Assistant Interior Secretary, Roberto Gil, says increased security has been given to politicians who asked for it, after government review however.
Gil reported on Thursday that few requests have been received. Voters are on the cusp of electing governors for 12 of 31 of Mexico’s states this upcoming Sunday.