Mexico: Journalist Gumaro Pérez Aguinaldo Assassinated in Veracruz

HeadlineDec 21, 2017
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In Mexico, journalist Gumaro Pérez Aguinaldo has been assassinated in the southern state of Veracruz, becoming at least the 12th journalist to be killed in Mexico so far this year. He was attending a Christmas pageant at his son’s school in the city of Acayucan, when armed men burst into the classroom and murdered him in front of a room filled with schoolchildren. Pérez covered police for multiple outlets, including the news site he founded, La Voz del Sur, or The Voice of the South. He is at least the third journalist murdered in the city of Acayucan in Veracruz in recent months. This comes as, in Texas, an award-winning Mexican journalist is fighting against deportation back to Mexico. He is currently in immigration detention. He says he fears for his life if he is deported. We’ll go to an exclusive jailhouse interview later in the broadcast.

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