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3 Mexican Journalists Killed in Under a Week

HeadlineAug 05, 2019

In Mexico, journalists and press freedom advocates are calling for the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador to take meaningful action after three more journalists were killed — all within a week. Jorge Ruiz Vázquez was fatally shot in his home in the state of Veracruz Friday, just days before he was to testify about death threats he said originated from the mayor of his town. He accused the mayor of corruption last year. In the state of Guerrero, Edgar Alberto Nava, who published local stories on a Facebook page, was also shot dead on Friday. Nava reported on local government, as well as crime. And journalist Rogelio Barragán was found dead in the trunk of a car earlier last week in the state of Morelos. Both Barragán and Nava cited safety concerns due to their work. The three recent murders bring the total number of journalists killed in Mexico this year to 10. Reporters Without Borders calls Mexico “one of world’s deadliest countries for the media.”

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