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Lourdes Maldonado López Murdered in Tijuana, Third Journalist Killed in Mexico This Month

HeadlineJan 25, 2022

In Mexico, another journalist has been assassinated in the northern border city of Tijuana. Lourdes Maldonado López is the third journalist killed in Mexico this month. She was found fatally shot inside a car Sunday. In 2019, Maldonado went to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s daily morning news conference and pleaded for his help because she feared for her life. This is one of Maldonado’s friends and colleagues.

Octavio Favela: “The mechanism for the protection of journalists should have had a patrol car patrolling permanently outside of Lourdes’s home, and they didn’t do it. How is it possible that someone can come to kill a person that needs to be protected? The murderer comes, waits for her, then leaves, just like that. How is that possible?”

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