• Martín Valtierra García

    Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

    Martín Valtierra García was assaulted by hooded individuals as he arrived at his home in Ciudad Constitución, BCS after 8 PM on January 30, 2019. He was hit on the head, legs, and arms with baseball bats. He is in stable condition.

    Valtierra García is the director of the news site Contrastes de Comondú. The BCS Network of Journalists said that Valtierra García has been a critical voice in Baja California Sur. He had recently filed a complaint over failures in public services.

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  • Rafael Murúa Manríquez

    Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

    Rafael Murúa Manríquez was reported missing on January 20, 2019. His pickup truck was found in Santa Rosalía, BCS, and his corpse was found 40 km. away later that day, off of the highway between Santa Rosalía and San Ignacio. There were several knife wounds in his chest. Three packages of what was believed to be marijuana were found at the scene.

    Murúa Manríquez was the director of the community radio station Radiokashana in Santa Rosalía. He had been a target of threats of censorship and bodily harm during the previous two months. He had been critical of the municipal government of Mulegé, under Felipe Prado, who has been questioned for alleged irregularities in the bidding for public works.

    Murúa Manríquez had a degree in journalism from the University of Sonora.

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  • Maximino Rodríguez Palacios

    Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

    Maximinio Rodríguez Palacios was gunned down at noon on April 14, 2017 outside City Club, a store in La Paz, BCS. He had just entered the parking lot with his wife when assassins pulled up in a pickup truck and opened fire on the 73-year old reporter with high powered rifles.

    Rodríguez was a crime reporter for Colecivo Pericú and former Head of Media Relations for the State Attorney General’s Office. Continue Reading »

  • Julio Omar Gómez

    Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

    Julio Omar Gómez was attacked by a gunman in Cabo San Lucas, BCS, on the morning of March 28, 2017. He was unhurt, but his bodyguard (unnamed at this time) was killed.

    Gómez worked for the online news site Noticias 911. He covered politics and recent assassinations in Los Cabos. He had recently announced his retirement because of two previous incidents where his house and vehicles were torched.

    Spanish-language story in Proceso: Atacan a periodista en Los Cabos; muere su escolta

     

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