• Jesús Hiram Moreno

    Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

    Jesús Hiram Moreno was attacked by a gunman on March 20, 2019 at 4 PM, as he was leaving a convenience store in Salina Cruz, OAX after buying a bottle of water. he received two bullet wounds, one in the arm, and one in the back. He was treated at a hospital, and released.

    Hiram Moreno was under the protection of the Oaxaca state police for nearly a month after the shooting. That protection was withdrawn, and Hiram Moreno announced on April 19 that he was starting a hunger strike. He is demanding that the Federal Secretary of the Interior provide security for him and his family. He pointed out that a local gas station has had a 24-hour police escort for the past six years.

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  • Ana Luisa Cantoral

    Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

    Ana Luisa Cantoral received text messages through social nettowks containing death threats on April 10, 2019. She had received attacks from trolls over the previous two months.

    The perpetrators of the threats are believed to be the Secretariat of Public Security and the Attorney General of the State of Oaxaca. She has been critical of both agencies. She has also published articles critical of Oaxaca Governor José Murat Hinojosa.

    Cantoral writes for the Oaxaca-based online publications Página 3 and MVM Noticias. She writes daily on the topic of gender violence, and has recently been working on a story about a woman who was burned alive.

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  • Maria del Sol Cruz Jarquín

    Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

    Maria del Sol Cruz Jarquín was killed in an armed attack in Juchitán de Zaragoza, OAX on June 2, 2018. Also killed were Pamela Zamari, a candidate for Todos por México in the upcoming election, and Adelfo Guerra, a cousin of Zamari.

    Cruz Jarquín worked for the State of Oaxaca’s Ministry of Indigenous Affairs (SAI). She was also a video artist and photographer. They sent her, apparently against her will, to Juchitán to cover the election campaign. Juchitán is regarded as one of the most dangerous areas of the State of Oaxaca. She was the daughter of Soledad Jarquín Edgar. a prominent Oaxacan journalist. Continue Reading »

  • Jaime Méndez Pérez

    Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

    On December 25, 2017 at 4 AM, some unknown persons sprayed gasoline on the door of the house of Jaime Méndez Pérez in San Agustín de las Juntas, OA, and set fire to it. This was not attributed to Christmas celebrations.

    Méndez Pérez is the director of Agencia JM Noticias, based in Oaxaca. In 2011, he was acquitted of defamation in a suit brought by the former legal director of the State of Oaxaca.

    Spanish-language story from Agencia JM: Incendian puerta del domicilio del periodista JM

  • Marcos Hernández Bautista

    Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

    Marcos Hernández Bautista was shot multiple times while getting out of his car in San Andrés Huaxpaltepec, Oaxaca on the night of Jan. 21, 2016.

    He was a correspondent for Noticias Voz e Imagen. He had been receiving threatening phone calls after a fake story about an alleged land grab was posted on Facebook and made to look like a story from Noticias Voz e Imagen. Hernández, who had written on land theft as part of his job, was not involved with the story, after a fake story about an alleged land grab was posted on Facebook and made to look like a story from Noticias Voz e Imagen. Hernández, who had written on land theft as part of his job, was not involved with the story. Continue Reading »

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