Pablo Morrugares Paraguirre and his police escort were shot to death by gunmen at 12:40 AM on August 2, 2020, outside the Búfalo bar in Iguala, Guerrero. Investigators at the scene found 55 .223 cartridges.

Morrugares was the director of the online publication P.M Noticias. (Facebook) He and his wife were targets of a previous attack in 2016, which is why he was under the Protection Mechanism.

Not long before the murder, Morrugares posted on Facebook that that the criminal group Los Tlacos was negotiating with the PRI mayor of Huitzuco, José Luis Ávila López, and taking collections from taxi drivers and municipal police. Taxi drivers are a common target of extortion in Guerrero. A few hours before that, he reported on the murder of a taxi driver in Huitzuco.

Spanish-language story from Animal Politico: Asesinan en Guerrero al periodista Pablo Morrugares

Spanish-language story from Quadratin Guerrero: Asesinan a periodista y su escolta en Iguala

Spanish-language story by Ezequiel Flores Contreras in Proceso: Asesinan a periodista en Iguala; había denunciado abusos del grupo “Los Tlacos”

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