Jorge Celestino Ruiz Vásquez was shot and killed in the evening of August 2, 2019 in Actopan, Veracruz.
There had been attacks at his house three times, and he had received death threats. In 2018, his automobile was shot at. There was a long-standing feud between Ruiz Vásquez and Paulino Domínguez Sánchez, the mayor of Actopan. Among other things, Ruiz Vásquez accused Domínguez Sánchez of diverting 10 to 12 million pesos of city funds.
Ruiz Vásquez was a reporter for the newspaper Gráfico de Xalapa.
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Spanish-language story from Quadratin Veracruz: Asesinan a Jorge Celestino Ruiz, reportero del diario Gráfico de Xalapa
Spanish-language story from El Universal: Casa del periodista Jorge Ruiz había sido atacada 3 veces