Mexican Journalist Investigating Murder Shot Dead; Second Such Killing This Month

Mexico has for years been one of the world’s most dangerous nations for reporters. So far this year, the Observatory of Killed Journalists, which is maintained by the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has five victims registered in Mexico.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A Mexican reporter who wrote about violent crime in the central state of Guanajuato died of gunshot wounds on Monday, local authorities confirmed, in the second murder of a journalist in less than a month.

The 31-year-old Israel Vazquez was attacked as he arrived to collect information about the discovery of a dismembered corpse, the newspaper El Sol de Mexico quoted police as saying.

Apparently, those responsible for the crime were still on the scene when Mr Vasquez arrived. When he approached the site in a car clearly marked with the newspaper’s logo . . .

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