Veracruz

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Police officers are seen in Veracruz, Mexico, on August 29, 2019. Gunmen recently attacked journalist Fernanda de Luna Ferral in Veracruz. (AFP/Victoria Razo)

Gunmen attack daughter of murdered Mexican reporter Maria Elena Ferral in Veracruz

Mexico City, May 26, 2020 – Mexican authorities must immediately investigate an attack by gunmen on journalist Fernanda de Luna Ferral, bring those responsible to justice, and re-evaluate protective measures provided to her by the government, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Journalists demonstrate against the killing of their colleague Maria Helena Ferral at Lerdo square in Xalapa, Veracruz state, Mexico on April 1, 2020. (AFP/Hector Quintanar)

Mexican reporter Maria Elena Ferral shot and killed in Veracruz

Mexico City, April 3, 2020 — Mexican authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of reporter Maria Elena Ferral, determine whether the attack was related to her work, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A state police truck patrols in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state, Mexico, on August 30, 2019. Mexican police attacked reporters during a protest in Ciudad Isla, Veracruz, on February 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexican police attack reporters during protest in Veracruz

Mexico City, February 14, 2020 – Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate attacks by police on reporters covering a protest in Ciudad Isla, Veracruz state, on February 11, and guarantee the journalists’ safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Journalists light candles to mark the first anniversary of the murder of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach, in March. Crime and politics are dangerous beats for Mexico's journalists. (Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez)

In Mexico, ‘narcopolitics’ is a deadly mix for journalists covering crime and politics

It was 3 p.m. on January 13 when Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez stopped at a traffic light in Nuevo Laredo, in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Two men approached the car of the well-known newspaper columnist, opened the driver’s door, and stabbed him more than 20 times in front of his family.

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A portrait of Moises Sánchez is seen at the Medellin home of his son in August 2015. The Veracruz journalist, known for his critical coverage of local authorities, was abducted and murdered in January 2015. (AFP/Alfredo Estrella)

Two Mexican policemen convicted for murder of Moisés Sánchez; chief suspects still at large

Mexico City, March 28, 2018 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the convictions of two police officers in the Mexican state of Veracruz, who stood trial for their involvement in the 2015 murder of journalist Moisés Sánchez Cerezo. Both men were sentenced to 25 years in jail on March 23, according to a…

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Waves break over the sea wall in Veracruz, Mexico in September 2017. Veracruz is one of the most dangerous areas in the Western Hemisphere for journalists, according to CPJ research. (Reuters/Victor Yanez)

Mexican reporter killed in Veracruz state

Chihuahua City, March 23, 2018–Authorities in Mexico’s Veracruz state must undertake a credible and exhaustive investigation into the murder of journalist Leobardo Vázquez Atzin, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Vázquez was shot to death the evening of March 21 by unknown assailants in the restaurant he owned in the town of Gutiérrez Zamora,…

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Journalists hold a late night vigil on August 1, 2015 to protest against the latest murder of a fellow journalist in Veracruz, Mexico. Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, according to CPJ research.(AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

Mexican journalist severely injured in Puebla state

Unknown assailants on August 15, 2017, attacked reporter Fredy Morales Salas at his home in the Venustiano Carranza district in the Mexican state of Puebla, some 80 miles (130km) from the country’s capitol, according to local journalists, officials and news reports.

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An activist puts on a window pictures of journalists who have been killed in Mexico during a demonstration against the murder of journalists in Mexico, outside the building of Attention to Crimes against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE) in Mexico City, Mexico on June 15, 2017. (Reuters/Edgard Garrido)

Mexican reporter shot and killed in Veracruz state

Mexico City, August 25, 2017- Mexican authorities must conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of reporter Cándido Ríos Vázquez, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Images of murdered journalists are seen at this protest in front of the government of Veracruz building in Mexico City, February 11, 2016. (Reuters/Edgard Garrido)

Mexican newspaper editor shot and wounded in Veracruz

Mexico City, March 29, 2017–Mexican authorities should credibly and thoroughly investigate today’s shooting of veteran journalist Armando Arrieta Granados, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Arrieta, the editorial director of the daily Veracruz newspaper La Opinión, was shot and gravely wounded as he returned to his residence in the city of Poza Rica.

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Men carry the casket of murdered photojournalist Ruben Espinosa in Mexico City on August 3, 2015. (AP/Marco Ugarte)

Why the governor of Veracruz should resign

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published, in Spanish, on Univision.com. The state of Veracruz has become one of the world’s most lethal regions for the press. According to research by the Committee to Protect Journalists, when you include the case of Anabel Flores Salazar, whose body was found on Tuesday, at least 12 journalists…

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