This Tuesday afternoon The lifeless body of Juán Arjón López was found, independent journalist in Sonora. The journalist had been missing since August 9, where he was last seen in a food business.
The Sonora prosecutor, Claudia Indira, reported that the characteristics of the body found coincided with those of the communicator.
with Juan Arjon There are already fourteen journalists who have been murdered this year in the country.
Who are the fourteen journalists murdered in Mexico this year?
14. Juan Arjon Lopez
This Tuesday they already added 14 journalists murdered in the country; The body of Juan Arjón was found on the side of the San Luis-Luis B. Sánchez highway, in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, after being missing for a week. His body was already in an advanced state of decomposition.
The 62-year-old journalist belonged to the Group of Independent Communicators and Journalists (GCPI), and was director of the portal ‘What are you afraid of’.
13. Ernesto Mendez
On August 2, journalist Ernesto Mendez was assassinated around 11 p.m. in the municipality of San Luis de la Paz, in the state of Guanajuato. The crime against Ernesto Méndez was perpetrated when an armed commando broke into a bar owned by his family.
Mendez was director of the media “Your voice” and he already had a history of threats, so the Prosecutor’s Office considered his journalistic work as a motive for the crime.
12. Anthony of the Cross
Journalist Antonio de la Cruz was shot to death on Wednesday June 29 in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas. He was leaving his house in his car when a person on a motorcycle approached and opened fire on him.
De la Cruz was a reporter for the local newspaper Express. presswhere he covered topics related to the agri-food industry, was considered a “very critical” journalist of the authorities.
11. Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi
Yessenia Mollinedo was shot to death on Monday May 9 when he was in his car, along with his colleague Sheila Johana Garcia Oliveraoutside a supermarket in Cosoleacaque, Veracruz.
Mollinedo was the director of the local newspaper The Truthfulwhere he dealt with political and crime-related issues in the coastal area of the state.
10. Sheila Johana Garcia Olivera
Sheila Johana García was shot to death by some subjects aboard a motorcycle when he was with his colleague Yessenia Mollinedo outside a supermarket.
She had barely six months after joining the newspaper as a journalist and camerawoman. The Truthful.
9. Luis Enrique Ramirez Ramos
May 5 the body of journalist Luis Enrique Ramírez was found on the side of a road and wrapped in plastic. The reporter was kidnapped one night before being found dead.
Ramírez was the founder of the portal Reliable Sources and newspaper columnist The debate. She had more than 40 years of experience in local and national media.
8. Armando Linares
The eighth journalist who died violently this year was the director of the media Monitor Michoacan, Armando Linares, who was assassinated on March 15.
Linares was dedicated to investigating corruption in western Mexico. Before, he had asked the authorities for protection because he feared for his life, even in a video he warned of the fear of carrying out his work, but that he would still continue reporting, this in the face of the crime of his collaborator Roberto Toledo, murdered six weeks earlier.
His attack was in Zitácuaro, Michoacán, inside a home.
7. Juan Carlos Muniz
On March 4, the seventh journalist executed in Mexico was Juan Carlos Muñiz. He was shot in the Los Olivos subdivision, in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, while he was driving a taxi, his other work activity.
Muñiz worked for the portal Mining Witnesswho confirmed his death: “The cowardly murder of our colleague and friend has shocked a large part of Fresnillian society and the State, as well as the journalistic union (…) The authorities are required to carry out an exhaustive investigative work to in order to clarify the motive for this reprehensible homicide and find those responsible,” the outlet said in a statement.
6. Jorge Camero Zazueta
On February 24, Jorge Camero Zazueta was assassinated., 28 years old, the crime was in the gym where he went in the municipality of Empalme, Sonora; She received at least three bullet wounds, eight 9-millimeter shell casings were found at the site.
Camero worked in the portal The Informative where he was director, his crime is still being investigated.
5. Heber Lopez
Barely 10 days in February were when Heber Lopezportal manager web newswas shot five times as he left his office in the center of the Salina Cruz municipality, Oaxaca, according to relatives, since 2019 he had received threats.
On his page he dealt with issues of corruption and insecurity, his brother Irving was the one who broke the news of his crime
4. Roberto Toledo
The red January bolt for journalists was on the 31st of that month with the murder of Robert Toledoportal contributor Monitor Michoacanwhen he was surprised outside the media offices in Zitácuaro Michoacán, and was attacked with bullets and finally died in a hospital.
The director of the outlet, Armando Linares, said that his colleague had already received multiple threats.
3. Lourdes Maldonado
Six days after the attack on Margarito Martínez, on January 23, Tijuana and the journalistic union covered themselves in mourning, with the murder of the journalist Lourdes Maldonadoshe was arriving at her home in the Villas de Tijuana subdivision, when she was attacked with a firearm.
Maldonado had asked directly in one of the morning sessions of the federal president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in 2019, protection, since He had already received threats.
2. Margarito Martinez
the photojournalist Margarito Martínez, 49, was shot to death on January 17 in front of his house when he went out to cover a report, in the Sánchez Taboada neighborhood, in Tijuana Baja California, a week after Gamboa.
Martínez was a photojournalist for the weekly Zeta and Grupo Cadenain addition to collaborating with local and international media, it was said that he visited most of the newsrooms in the border city and was well liked by his colleagues, his coverage was mainly of insecurity events.
1. Jose Luis Gamboa Arenas
10 days after the start of 2022, Jose Luis Gamboa Arenas was stabbed within the Floresta subdivision, in Veracruz; the version of the authorities indicated alleged assault.
Gamboa focused on insecurity issues and was director of the portal Inforegio.
Mexico is the most dangerous country in the world for journalists
Just in March the House of European Parliament highlighted in a resolution approved with 607 votes in favor, 2 against and 73 abstentions that “Mexico has long been the most dangerous and deadliest place for journalists outside of an official war zone.”
In a community meeting today, the parliament asked the Mexican authorities guarantee the protection and creation of a safe environment for journalists and human rights defenders.
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