There have already been 11 murders this year
Both were shot inside their car parked outside a store.
- nortimerica The murder of a journalist in Mexico, the ninth in 2022
Mexican journalist Yesenia Molinedo and Sheila Johanna Garcia The state attorney general said he was shot and killed this Monday in the eastern state of Veracruz. Vernika Hernandez.
The events took place at 3:00 p.m. local time (8:00 p.m. GMT) in the municipality of Cosoleacaque in southern Veracruz.
“The Office of the State Attorney General reports that an investigation folder was opened in view of the unfortunate events in which the director of the El Veraz portal, Yesenia Molinedo Falconi, and the reporter Sheila Johanna García Oliveira, in the municipality of Kosoliec, lost their lives ,” the prosecutor reported.
Reports revealed that both were inside your vehicle A convenience store is parked outside.
they reached the place armed men shot them, He died as a result of his injuries.
The Public Security Secretariat reported that, in coordination with federal forces, it activated the Red Code operation.
The agency said security forces were conducting operations in the area to trace and trace the killers.
If it is confirmed that the double murder is related to the journalistic practice of both communicators, 11 would be murdered journalists So far this year in Mexico.
Article 19 According to the statistics of the organization, since the President Anders Manuel Lepez Obrador Came to power in December 2018, there have been 1,945 attacks against the press in the country, including 33 murders, 9 so far this year and 2 missing, 85% more than in the first three years of President Enrique P. Is.
Due to the continuing violence against the press in the country, this Monday, journalists will demonstrate in Mexico City in a roundabout round of the Angel of Independence.
Initially a rally was called for the murder of the journalist. Luis Enrique Ramirez, Who was murdered last Thursday in Culiacán in the northwestern state of Sinaloa.
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