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Leobardo Vázquez Becomes 3rd Mexican Journalist Murdered in 2018

HeadlineMar 23, 2018

In Mexico, media workers are demanding a swift investigation into the murder of journalist Leobardo Vázquez, who was gunned down Wednesday night inside his home in the state of Veracruz. Vázquez was at least the third journalist to be murdered in Mexico this year; and last year Mexico was among the deadliest countries in the world for media workers. This is journalist Obber Chino Jiménez, speaking at a protest Thursday held in Vázquez’s home city of Gutiérrez Zamora.

Obber Chino Jiménez: “I think now is the time to demand that the Veracruz governor protect us, and not just with words. Every time this happens, security is guaranteed for the media, but it’s just words. These incidents happen daily.”

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