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Hours after a Mexican presidential candidate suggested cutting off hands to punish crime, a gang gave his idea grisly sign of approval

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A Mexican presidential candidate suggested cutting off the hands of thieves during a debate on Sunday.
On Monday, a dismembered body appeared in Acapulco with a sign alluding to the candidate’s comments.
Crime is on the rise in Mexico, but candidates have offered few new ideas to address it.

Few new ideas were offered by Mexico’s presidential candidates during the first debate of the campaign on Sunday night, but one comment aroused surprise and anger around the country.

“We have to cut off the hands of those who rob. It’s that simple,” Jaime Rodriguez, or “El Bronco,” a former Nuevo Leon state governor running as an independent, said during a discussion about corruption. He added he would ask Congress to pass a law backing the idea.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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