Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mexican journalist Humberto Millan Salazar found dead




An abducted Mexican journalist has been found shot dead north of Culiacan, in northwestern Sinaloa state.

Humberto Millan Salazar, who edited an online newspaper and presented a news programme on local radio, had been kidnapped by armed men on Wednesday.

The US-based journalists' welfare group Committee to Protect Journalists says 58 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 1992.

It says 25 of those were murdered in direct reprisal for their work.

Mr Millan Salazar, 53, was stopped by masked armed men as he was leaving his house in a residential area of Culiacan on Wednesday.

He was on his way to the Culiacan studios of Radio Formula, where he presented the morning news programme.

He was also the editor of online newspaper A Discusion.

Deadly profession

According to the United Nations, Mexico is the most dangerous country for journalists to work in.

Special Prosecutor for Crimes Against Freedom of Speech Gustavo Salas said 13 journalists had disappeared across the country since 2000.

"One of the common indicators in these cases is the destructive presence of drug-trafficking in certain areas of the country, which has had an impact on the rise in violence against journalists," he said.

Mr Salas said journalists working in the northern states on the US-Mexico border were worst hit by the violence.

The state of Sinaloa, where Mr Millan Salazar was killed, is the power base of the Sinaloa drug cartel, considered to be the most powerful criminal organisation in the country.

The killing of Mr Millan Salazar comes less than a month after crime reporter Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz was found dead.

Ms Ordaz, who worked for the Notiver newspaper, had her throat cut after being abducted in Veracruz state.

Veracruz officials said they suspected organised crime behind her killing, but denied that she had been killed because of her work.






10 comments:

  1. Nice work you bunch of cowardly animals. An older man just doing his job and he gets his life taken away for NO reason. God bless his soul as you animals will get your payback in hell!! If only the US Marines could come in and take you little parasites off this land it would be such a blessing.

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  2. heartbreaking ... R.I.P~Q.E.P.D.

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  3. cobardes...si no les gusta que digan las cosas malas que hacen, pues no hagan cosas malas.....que verguenza de humanidad....

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  4. Sad to say but I knew this story would not end well when I first read about it. All these people are out of control. It is sickening to see what they do.

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  5. Did he write something negative about workings of CDS or Chapo?

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  6. FAILED STATE! FAILED STATE! FAILED STATE! FAILED STATE! Man, what does it take to cut the "Politically Correct" crap and see that the Mexican Government cannot properly protect it`s citizens? Pride, as they say, is a killer. Usually it kills you from choking on it as you have to swallow it, but I don`t think with no more time than Calderon has left in office, he`s gonna take a bite out of his pride and ask for help. Make no mistake, he`s trying to fix the unfixable. The old saying goes "if it ain`t broke, don`t fix it". I think Mexico under the PRI was just that. Sad as that is

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  7. 98% of the people kidnapped in Mexico will not survive the ordeal.

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  8. I'm starting to think Mexico needs an intervention. United nations... Why will no one step in? It's 2011! If hitler was in power today..... Would we all just sit on our hands?

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  9. im sorry but common dude, comparing the cartels and ignorant fucks to the culprit of one of the worst genocides in our history?!?! please son you give these crazy kids running around with knives cutting each others junk off waay to much credit.

    THIS PROBLEM IN MEXICO IS SELF-INFLICTED. YOU GUYS NEED TO TAKE SOME PRIDE IN WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE U COME FROM. THE UN CAN'T FIX THIS. TAKE SOME GOD DAMNED OWNERSHIP OF THIS PROBLEM DONT LOOK AT OTHER PEOPLE AND OTHER COUNTRIES THINKING THEY WILL ( EVEN IF THEY CARE ) FIX *YOUR* PROBLEMS FOR YOU. IF YOU GUYS WOULDVE TAKING SOME RESPONSIBILITY/ACTION WHEN THIS PROBLEM FIRST CAME UP YOU WOULDNT BE IN THE SHIT HOLE YOUR WHOLE COUNTRY IS IN. THE USA IS GOING TO END UP ALL UP IN YOUR GUYS SHIT MAN U JUST WAIT AND SEE KEEP THIS SHIT UP.

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