Juan Carlos Hernández Ríos

Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

Juan Carlos Hernández Ríos was murdered as he left his home in Yuriria, GTO, by two men dressed in black and carrying large-caliber weapons.

Hernández Ríos was a photographer and editorial assistant for the on-line publication La Bandera Noticias, and supplemented his income by driving a taxi. La Bandera Noticias had stepped up its coverage of corruption in the municipal government and police in Yuriria. Hernández Rios had very recently published the security video of a shootout in Apaseo el Alto that killed seven, including four police.

Story from Borderland Beat: Guanajuato: Reporter who first published security video of commando attack is gunned down
Spanish-language story from  Aristegui Noticias, with two extensive video clips:Asesinan a colaborador de La Bandera Noticias; era taxista, dice vocero de Guanajuato
Spanish-language story from Proceso: Asesinan a colaborador del portal La Bandera Noticias en Yuriria

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