Two More Mexican Journalists Killed, Raising Tab to 11 so Far This Year

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Just four days after the body of Sinaloa website news reporter Luis Enrique Ramírez Ramos was discovered on a dirt road in Culiacán, two more Mexican journalists were killed on Monday, May 9, in the coastal town of Cosoleacaque, Veracruz.

Reporters Yesenia Mollinedo Falconi and Sheila Johana García Olivera, both from the news portal El Veraz, were shot dead in Cosoleacaque a few hours after participating in a march by local journalists protesting against the wave of violence against communication workers in Mexico.

Mollinedo Falconi and García Olivera, were the 10th and 11th Mexican journalists killed so far this year.

The Veracruz Attorney General Verónica Hernández Giadáns said that her office was investigating the murders and that “there will be no impunity” for the guilty parties.

According to international media defense organization Reporters without Borders, Mexico continues to be the country with the most murders of journalists while they are carrying out their work.



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