It appears that Mexican politics has moved to the next level.
"Mexican gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Torre Cantu, the leading PRI candidate in Tamaulipas state, was gunned down Monday by suspected drug cartel hitmen. President Felipe Calderon says the drug lords are interfering with Mexico's election process. The leading candidate for governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Rodolfo Torre Cantu, was gunned down Monday in one of the highest profile assassinations since a presidential candidate was murdered in 1994."
Source: Christian Science Monitor
"The weakest fall first with more to follow. The onion gets peeled back one layer of a time."
Random Roving, March 6, 2009 - "Peeling Back The Onion"
Don't forget. It has happened here.