Journalist Killings in Mexico Worst in Decade, Government Admits

Mexico is often ranked one of most dangerous countries for journalists to work in, and Lopez Obrador took power vowing to bring down violence and step up protections for media workers.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This has been the most violent year for journalists in Mexico in at least a decade, with 19 murdered, a senior official said on Wednesday, November 25th, the latest sign the government is struggling to get a grip on chronic violence.

Alejandro Encinas, deputy interior minister responsible for human rights, said there had been 138 homicides of journalists since 2010, 38 of them since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office on December. 1st, 2018.

“Over the last three years they have rebounded significantly, and this year unfortunately is the year in which the highest number . . .

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