Rubén Pat Cauich was shot to death outside a bar in Playa del Carmen early in the morning of July 24, 2018.
Pat was the proprietor of and a reporter for the digital media Playa News. Another reporter for Playa News, José Guadalupe Chan Dzib, was murdered less than a month earlier, in similar circumstances, on June 29.
Pat had been threated and tortured by police in Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, on June 25. He had published information linking local officials with organized crime.
Spanish-language story in Digital News: Asesinan a balazos al periodista Rubén Pat Cauich en Quintana Roo
Spanish-language story in Hidrocalidodigital.com: La SIP condena el séptimo asesinato del año de un periodista en México