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