Journalists’ killings spread fear in Mexico

Compartimos a continuación la nota publicada en el periódico canadiense The Star sobre las protestas ante los recientes asesinatos a periodistas.

Myles Estey

Foto: Eduardo Verdugo/AP

MEXICO CITY—More than 100 journalists and supporters gathered Friday — the day after three photographers were found murdered in the eastern port city of Veracruz — to call for more protections for journalists covering Mexico’s complex and deadly drug war.

State officials confirmed Thursday that the bodies of photographers Guillermo Luna and Gabriel Huge, who worked for the Notiver local newspaper, were found dismembered, with evidence of torture.

Irasema Becerra, described as Luna’s girlfriend, and Esteban Rodriguez, a former journalist working as a welder, were found alongside them, a later statement said.

Just five days earlier, Regina Martinez, a prominent writer who covered organized crime and politics for the respected news magazine Proceso, was discovered beaten and strangled in her bathroom, in the nearby town of Xalapa.

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