In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, a boy passes his hand over an image of Graco Ramirez, the gubernatorial candidate for the Democratic Revolution Party, PRD, displayed on

 

              In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, a boy passes his hand over an image of Graco Ramirez, the gubernatorial candidate for the Democratic Revolution Party, PRD, displayed on
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, a boy passes his hand over an image of Graco Ramirez, the gubernatorial candidate for the Democratic Revolution Party, PRD, displayed on the van that drives away Graco, at the end of a political rally in Temixco, on the outskirts of Cuernavaca, Mexico. As Mexicans head to the ballot box Sunday, drug cartels are registering their votes with scare tactics and cold, hard cash to make sure whoever is elected doesn’t interfere with their lucrative operations. Ramirez says people in remote areas are telling him that gangs are threatening them to stay home on election day. He complains that gunmen approach his campaign staffers while they are out distributing flyers. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)