A history of violence
There have been all kinds of discussions of the possible dangers of a close loss by AMLO in the July First presidential elections. But what if the by-a-whisker loser is Enrique Peña Nieto?
There have been all kinds of dire predictions that an AMLO loss would mean a repeat of what followed his (presumed— or at least official) loss in the 2006 election… which as I recall was noisy, interrupted traffic, annoyed a lot of Mexico City suburban commuters… but as far as I recall didn’t get anybody killed.
As it is, I don’t think you’ll find much of a record of forced disappearances, suspicious one-car accidents, murders or politically motivated police raids connected to his various parties. If anything, it’s been PRD and the leftist party activists who’ve been most likely to come to a violent end, or get tossed in the slammer.
The PRI has, through its long history, not hesitated to turn to violence for political ends, and I think it’s a fair question.