Mexico: deadly cycle of violence continues as tenth print journalist is gunned down at son’s school
20 December 2017 – The Mexican authorities should carry out a prompt and thorough investigation into the murder of Gumaro Pérez Aguilando, a reporter for La Voz del Sur, killed on 19 December, in Acayucan, Veracruz, said PEN International, PEN México and PEN San Miguel de Allende. Pérez Aguilando’s death marks the tenth murder of a writer or print journalist in Mexico this year, the third in Veracruz state.
Gumaro Pérez Aguilando, aged 34, a journalist for the last 15 years, began his career at Diario Acayucan, where he covered the police beat. He also wrote for El Mañanero de Olutla, Liberal del Sur and Diario de Minatitlán, and worked for a radio station in Coatzacoalcos. He was part of the Office of Social Communication of the municipality of Acayucan and founded the newspaper La Voz del Sur, which recently began to publish online. Continue Reading »