Leobardo Vázquez Atzin

Mexico´s Endangered Journalists


Leobardo Vázquez Atzin was murdered by gunmen on a motorcycle just outside his home in Gutiérrez Zamora, VER, during the night of March 21, 2018.

Vázquez Atzin worked for Noreste, La Opinión de Poza Rica and Vanguardia de Veracruz. He recently started a Facebook page, Enlace Informativo Regional. It was a combative site that attracted threats from local officials.

Story in the New York Times: Journalist Killed in Mexican State of Veracruz

Spanish-language story by María Elena Ferral in Diario de Xalapa: Periodista asesinado habría recibido amenazas vía redes sociales

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