The mayor of a Mexican border city says she will live at an army base for safety

Tijuana Mayor Montserrat Caballero has decided to live on an army base for her own safety after receiving threats.

The threats:
* Mayor Caballero announced the decision following the discovery of seven dead bodies in a pickup truck on Monday.
* She did not reveal who the threats came from, but the Tijuana city government attributed them to her administration’s success in weapons seizures and arrests of violent suspects.
* Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said “organized crime groups,” a term used for drug cartels, made the threats against the mayor, a former governor, and the governor of the border state of Baja California.

Details on the move:
* The mayor will reside at an army base about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from City Hall.
* The decision to move the mayor to the base was made around two weeks ago as a protective measure.

By the numbers:
* Tijuana has faced a 9% increase in killings over the last 12 months according to the federal public safety department.
* The city has more homicides than any other city in Mexico, with 1,818 killings in the 12-month period ending in May.

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