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Mexican Journalist Found Murdered Near Acapulco

HeadlineJun 06, 2014

In Mexico, a journalist has been found murdered with his body bearing signs of torture, four days after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen. Jorge Torres Palacios was a spokesperson for the health department in the resort city of Acapulco and wrote a political column for a weekly newspaper. One of his final reports described protests against violence and extortion by local and federal authorities. Reporters Without Borders ranked Mexico 152 out of 180 in its most recent press freedom index.

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