3 journalists were killed in the span of 3 days in Mexico: NPR

Journalists protest to draw attention to the latest wave of killings of journalists, at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City, May 9, 2022.

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3 journalists were killed in the span of 3 days in Mexico: NPR

Journalists protest to draw attention to the latest wave of killings of journalists, at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City, May 9, 2022.

Marco Ugarte/AP

According to various reports, three journalists were murdered in Mexico in three days.

Two Mexican journalists from the news website the truthful one – Yesenia Mollinedo, the director, and Sheila Johana García, a reporter – were shot dead Monday in the eastern state of Veracruz, said state attorney general Verónica Hernández.

The women were killed while inside a vehicle parked outside a supermarket, Univision reported.

Hernandez tweeted that an investigation has been opened, in which prosecutors, police and experts will search for motives and suspects, as well as the journalists’ recent activities.

Luis Enrique Ramírez, 61, columnist for The debate in Sinaloa, was murdered last Thursday. Ramirez died of blows to the head and also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, according to a statement from the Sinaloa Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Witnesses say they saw Ramirez being forced into a white van. His body was found on a dirt road, the statement said.

The deaths of the three journalists mark a total of 11 journalists killed in Mexico since early 2022, Univision said.

In 2021, seven reporters were murdered in Mexico, making it the most dangerous country for journalists for the third year in a row, according to data collected by Reporters Without Borders, a public interest nonprofit.

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