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”
Story by María Fernanda de Luna Ferral, journalist and director of El Quinto Portal de Veracruz online newspaper and the daughter of María Elena Ferral, a prizewinning journalist.
Historia de María Fernanda de Luna Ferral, periodista y directora del portal en línea El Quinto Poder de Veracruz, y la hija de María Elena Ferral, una periodista premiada.
Correspondent for El Diario de Xalapa shot and killed in broad daylight in the centre of Papantla, Veracruz.
The editorial director of La Opinión de Poza Rica was attacked and cut by a man with a knife, who told her that she would be killed if she continued “posting bullshit”.
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 “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”
Rodrigo Acuña Morales was shot twice by a gunman as he arrived at his home in Tepetzintla, VER with his one-year-old son at 8 PM on November 23, 2018. He was seriously injured and is hospitalized. Acuña Morales is a reporter and director for the Diario de Tepetzintla, and a reporter for La Voz de Tantoyuca.Continue reading “Rodrigo Acuña Morales”
Oliver Coronado Paz was waiting to catch a bus in Orizaba, VER, at around 11:30 AM on July 3, 2018. He was also taking pictures of a nearby gym with his cell phone. A police officer stopped and questioned him. Two days later, at the same time and place, three police officers stopped, and heContinue reading “Oliver Coronado Paz”
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”