Jorge Ochoa Martínez

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Ochoa, an editor and publisher in Guerrero state, was shot after leaving a birthday party for a local politician, local reporters told CPJ. Ochoa owned El Sol de la Costa, a small-circulation weekly based in Ayutla de los Libres.

María del Carmen Castro, Ochoa's widow, told local reporters that her husband had recently received cell phone threats. In March, police arrested a suspect who had been involved in a traffic dispute with Ochoa, said Albertico Guinto Sierra, acting state attorney general of Guerrero. 


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