Norma Sarabia Garduza

Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

Norma Sarabia Garduza was shot at least four times and killed by a group of hired assassins traveling in a sedan (other reports said two men on a motor scooter) at 9:30 PM on June 11, 2019, at the door of her home in Huimanguillo, TAB.

Sarabia worked for Tabasco Hoy for 15 years, most recently as the correspondent for Huimanguillo. She contributed to other Tabasco media, including including Diario Presente, El Sol del Sureste and Diario Avance. Her beat was crime and violence. She was also a school teacher. She was a popular person in Huimanguillo. Tabasco Hoy attributes the murder to organized crime. She had expressed concerns for her safety several times because of her journalistic activity in the Chontalpa area, which is controlled by organized crime involved in the transfer of drugs and fuel.

Story from BBC: Mexico violence: Journalist Norma Sarabia shot dead in Tabasco

Story from Borderland Beat: Tabasco: Journalist Norma Sarabia Killed

Spanish-language story from Tabasco Hoy: Velan restos de la periodista Norma Sarabia, en Huimanguillo

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