Reporter Found Murdered in Veracruz

by Andrew Goodell Tezonapa, Veracruz. The newspaper El Mundo, based in Córdoba, Veracruz, reported that one of its reporters, Julio Valdivia, 44, was found dead in the remote town of Motzorongo, near the border with the state of Puebla. Locals reported Mr. Valdivia’s body to local authorities on the afternoon of September 9. He wasContinue reading “Reporter Found Murdered in Veracruz”

Jorge Celestino Ruiz Vásquez

Jorge Celestino Ruiz Vásquez was shot and killed in the evening of August 2, 2019 in Actopan, Veracruz. There had been attacks at his house three times, and he had received death threats. In 2018, his automobile was shot at. There was a long-standing feud between Ruiz Vásquez and Paulino Domínguez Sánchez, the mayor ofContinue reading “Jorge Celestino Ruiz Vásquez”

Gaby Rasgado

Gaby “Chispita” Rasgado reported on April 3, 2019, that she had received death and rape threats through her social media accounts. She accused personnel of the Veracruz state government of being responsible for them. According to her, they are unhappy with her coverage of hearings regarding Carlota Zamudio, who is accused of ordering disappearances ofContinue reading “Gaby Rasgado”

Leobardo Vázquez Atzin

Leobardo Vázquez Atzin was murdered by gunmen on a motorcycle just outside his home in Gutiérrez Zamora, VER, during the night of March 21, 2018. Vázquez Atzin worked for Noreste, La Opinión de Poza Rica and Vanguardia de Veracruz. He recently started a Facebook page, Enlace Informativo Regional. It was a combative site that attracted threatsContinue reading “Leobardo Vázquez Atzin”