Mexico: a new journalist shot dead

the essential A journalist, director of a news site in Mexico, died on Sunday 31 October, after being the target of shooters two days earlier. Scores of journalists are killed in this country every year.

Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, was once again the scene of the execution of a representative of the profession. Alfredo Cardoso Echeverria, founder of the Las Dos Costas news site based in Acapulco in the south of the country, died on Sunday 31 in October in hospital, two days after being seriously found gunshot wound. He is the seventh journalist to have been killed in Mexico since the start of the year.

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Alfredo Cardoso, whose family had received threats, was kidnapped Thursday 28 October by hooded individuals who broke into his home. He was found the next day with five bullets in his vehicle, local media reported.

“I must offer my condolences to the family of journalist Alfredo Cardoso Echeverria, founder of the Las Dos Costas news site, for this regrettable loss,” Evelyn Salgado, governor of the state of Guerrero, said on social media. located Acapulco.

On 28 September, journalist Manuel González Reyes was assassinated in Cuernavaca, Morelos state. During the last municipal elections in June 2021, he presented his candidacy for mayor of the city Emiliano Zapata, where he resided.

In 2020, eight journalists were killed, according to RSF. More than 90% of homicides of reporters in the country go unpunished, denounce organizations that defend freedom of expression.

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