Marcos Hernández Bautista

Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

Marcos Hernández Bautista was shot multiple times while getting out of his car in San Andrés Huaxpaltepec, Oaxaca on the night of Jan. 21, 2016.

He was a correspondent for Noticias Voz e Imagen. He had been receiving threatening phone calls after a fake story about an alleged land grab was posted on Facebook and made to look like a story from Noticias Voz e Imagen. Hernández, who had written on land theft as part of his job, was not involved with the story, after a fake story about an alleged land grab was posted on Facebook and made to look like a story from Noticias Voz e Imagen. Hernández, who had written on land theft as part of his job, was not involved with the story.

Hernández also contributed to radio stations in the area and worked as a municipal councilor of culture in Santiago Jamiltepec.

In March, 2017, former police commander Jorge Armando Santiago Martínez was convicted of the murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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