Journalist killed in Tamaulipas, Mexico is second journalist killed in that country in less than 24 hours
By Teresa Mioli
Less than 24 hours after the death of a journalist in Oaxaca, a reporter in Tamaulipas state has been killed by a group of armed men. She is the eighth journalist killed in Mexico this year.
On the morning of June 20, journalist and teacher Zamira Esther Bautista, 44, was shot while in her car outside of her home in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state in northeastern Mexico.
According to Proceso, Bautista was a freelance journalist and teacher, but had covered the social section in newspapers El Mercurio and La Verdad de Ciudad Victoria.
A cartulina left with the journalist attempted to link her to members of a criminal group in the city, according to a statement from the state government. (DD the statement from The Grupo de Coordinacion Tamaulipas simply referred to her as "a woman was deprived of her life..." . It did not identify her as a full time teacher and a part time journalist)
|El mensaje que dejaron junto al cuerpo de la periodista. Foto:Proceso|
The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) explained that these types of notes are common in the city and state “as means of seeking to discredit citizens and justify ‘the settling of accounts.’”
Proceso reported that she was killed at 6:30AM:as she was entering her car to go to shool to her teaching job. It reported that seconds later a group of armed men in another car drove up and shot her.
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