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Violence Mars Mexico Elections

Protesters burned ballot boxes in several troubled states of southern Mexico on Sunday, in an attempt to disrupt mid-term elections that are being seen as a test for President Enrique Pena Nieto. Eighty million people are eligible to select the lower house of Congress, hundreds of mayors and nine governors. The run-up to the poll has been marked by violence, with drug cartels blamed for the deaths of several candidates. Mid-term elections usually draw a light turnout, but attention...

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