The assassination added to the chaos in Mexico’s Michoacán state, where the military is trying to kick out the CJNG cartel.
Amputated body parts were also strewn near the polling station in the border city. But around the country, this weekend's local elections were largely peaceful.
VICE News met with families who had no choice but to leave their homes.
Countries around the globe are still grappling with the aftermath of Pablo Escobar's reign 30 years after his death. Our upcoming special takes a look at the new cartel wars and the druglord's lasting influence.