By Paola Nalvarte and Teresa Mioli
In the early morning hours of March 28, journalist Julio Omar Gómez's house was set on fire in Baja California Sur and the bodyguard charged with protecting his life was shot and killed. About 24 hours later and across the country, Armando Arrieta Granados was shot while arriving home in Veracruz. Both journalists escaped, but one is in the hospital in serious condition. Read more »
Another journalist has been killed in Veracruz, Mexico.
Ricardo Monlui Cabrera was killed on the morning of March 19 in Yanga, in the state of Veracruz, while leaving a restaurant and getting into a car with his wife and daughter. The family members were not hit when two armed people fired upon Monlui. Read more »
Violence, impunity and distrust make Veracruz one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist in Mexico
The Mexican state of Veracruz has proven to be one of the most dangerous places in the world for the press with 17 journalist homicides in the last six years. This year alone, three journalists have been killed in the state. Read more »
Mexican governor of Veracruz resigns to face corruption charges; 17 journalists have died during his administration
By Silvia Higuera and Teresa Mioli
Javier Duarte de Ochoa, governor of Veracruz, Mexico who has been the subject of widespread criticism for the high levels of violence against journalists in his state, has resigned from his position as he faces unrelated corruption charges. Read more »
Threats and abuse against Noé Zavaleta led the Mexican journalist to leave the state of Veracruz on Aug. 12, according to Aristegui Noticias.
The news site said that the journalist decided to leave the state after filing complaints with the appropriate authorities and consulting with the directors of magazine Proceso, of which he is a correspondent in Veracruz. Read more »
Mexican authorities arrested a second man accused of being the alleged mastermind and material author of the murder of journalist Anabel Flores Salazar that occurred in February of this year, newspaper El Universal Read more »
Another journalist from Veracruz, Mexico has been killed, this time while under state protection.
On July 21, police reporter Pedro Tamayo Rosas was shot multiple times in front of his wife and children outside his house in Tierra Blanca. He died on the way to the hospital. Read more »
Journalists call on government for thorough investigation after another colleague is killed in Veracruz, Mexico
Journalist Manuel Torres González, 45, was shot in the head from behind on May 14 after leaving state offices in the city of Poza Rica in northern Veracruz, as reported by Milenio, citing the Attorney General of Veracruz. Read more »
Amid the controversy generated by the recent murder of a journalist in Veracruz and criticism against its governor Javier Duarte, the state leader published tweets linking Josele Márquez, alias 'El Chichi', with the killing and insisted that organized crime is the real enemy of the press. Read more »
Journalist Anabel Flores Salazar was abducted by a group of armed men who entered her home in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico, in the early hours of Feb. 8, according to Animal Político.
Flores Salazar covers crime for the newspaper El Sol de Orizaba. She also has contributed to media such as El Mundo de Orizaba and El Buen Tono, Animal Político reported. Read more »