Luciano Rivera was murdered on July 31, 2017, in a bar in Playas de Rosarito, BC. He was killed by gun fire after entering the washroom. According to witnesses, he was attacked after he defended a woman who was harassed by the alleged killers. Rivera had some past history with these alleged killers.

Rivera was a news anchor for CNR Noticias Canal 54, and an editor of Dictamen, which publishes news about Rosarito and Tijuana.

Story from the LA Times: Another journalist has been gunned down in Mexico — the eighth killed this year

Spanish-language story from La Jornada Baja California: Asesinan a un periodista en Playas de Rosarito

Spanish-language story from El Sol de Mexico: Asesinan al periodista Luciano Rivera en Rosarito