Monday, May 15, 2017

Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa

Posted by DD republished from ABC  News
Another thanks to BB reader Tu Fren for the heads up.  
 
In this photo released by Riodoce, journalist Javier Valdez poses for a photo an unknown location in Mexico. Valdez, a veteran reporter who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was slain Monday, May 15 2017, in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa, the latest in a wave of journalist killings in one of the world's most dangerous countries for media workers. Valdez is the fifth journalist to be murdered in Mexico in just over two months, and the second high-profile reporter to be slain in the country this decade after Regina Martinez Perez, who was killed in 2012. (Riodoce via AP)

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  1. This has nothing to do with organize crime he had beef with other man over a road rage and that guy kill him stop blaming every death on cartels I'm getting tired of that

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    1. LOL that is so funny! Theres road rage in Mexico haha. Thats the usual thing though. Reporting false information

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    2. Pinche vato estupido

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    3. Dude had 12 bullets from two different calibers and it was a guy with road rage? Be careful cutting off hitmen.

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    4. Narcos in Sinaloa are the ones that carry guns. They kill people because of road rage or because someone so much as says hello to their silicone filled bitches or for simply spilling a drink of theirs at a bar. They do not value human life hence they do kill innocents regardless if they so say they do not extort people and shit like that!

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  2. Here come cjng hombreriegos saying " I thought sinaloa dint kill innocents lol true is we don't know if the sinaloa cartel kill him for a fact or some person he had problems with did it or maybe a error who knows

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    1. No need for that anymore, everyone knows sinaloa is just like any other cartel infested Mexico state where cartels do what they please and kill who ever gets in their way. Cds fans would always say things like " cds doesn't kill innocent people " or "that only happens in tamaulipas or Michoacan"

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    2. I can only speak on dgo, and they dont go around extorting, kidnapping or killing innocent people. That stopped when zetas were kicked out. Im sure it still happens to a much smaller degree but it still doesn't compare to michoacan and tamaulipas. Ciudad de dgo is super calm so are alot of ranchos

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  3. "By not establishing a clear link to journalism or providing any motives for the killings most investigations remain opaque,
    This story has nothing to do with the drug world

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    1. @5:20 DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT? Valdez authored several books on the drug trade, specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, even Epn thinks it is related to his work reporting on crime according to his tweet. (I didn't know EPN used Twitter till I saw that. Trump must have taught him)

      You conveniently put a period after the word "opaque" when in the story the word is followed by a coma and this is the rest of the paragraph "the report said. "This lack of accountability perpetuates a climate of impunity that leaves journalists open to attack." The failure of the judicial and law enforcement agencies to find and prosecute the perpetrators of the 90 journalist murdered in Mexico since 1992 makes it nearly impossible to "prove" a motive.

      But in my opinion, especially with someone with as high a profile as Valdez, there is certainly enough circumstantial evidence to make any reasonable person to conclude their murder was motivated by the journalist work. And that has everything to do with the drug world.

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    2. @5:12, 5:14, and 5:20 If you wrote 3 different posts so that readers would think someone other than you are spewing this crap you really should separate the posts a little. On our moderation page they show up in a line one after the other with just a minute or 2 dividing them but all of them saying the same thing. What do you think made Mexico the most dangerous country in the world for Journalist to work? CARTELS AND DRUG TRAFFICKING!

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    3. @5:20 who do you work for? EPN or the CIA???

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    4. 5:20 You go tell your sinaloa narco masters that they are useless garbage. Nobody has respect for them, yes maybe fear them but if the common innocent citizen is allowed to arm themself in self defence then the fear of these parasite narco bastards will disappear. The holier than thou narco bastards are genrally the worst of the lot.

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  4. 5:20 He was a crime reporter.I think that says it all.It's got me wondering about those other hundred that have been killed over the years,were most crime reporters or has anyone done a study on that.It looks like this guy wasn't a new kid on the block so what was different this time I wonder?Maybe all new players in Sinaloa?

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    1. @5:57PM Canadiana, some are not directly related to drug trafficking. Some are killed because they pissed off some public official. Remember the photographer in Vera Cruz that took a photo of Javier Duarte that showed his fat belly look too big to suit the Governor and he was told to get out of town. weeks later he was killed in Mexico City and many believe (myself included) that it was carried out by Duarte henchmen. Basically because of an unflattering photo.

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    2. *Intentionally unflattering photo

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  5. why isnt this covered on telemundo or other US mexican channels? all i see is trump this and trump that. sheeeesh

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    1. @6:53PM Good question.

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    2. Because our media has been tought to not question or report on events making official US policy look questionable.

      The WoD is a US policy which our media is not allowed/supposed to report on (unless it is parading some capo in front of the cameras or a fields of plants being burnt).

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    4. @11:33am big nose, I am encouraged a little about the US press. I have been talking with some people in the US and when I tell them some of what is going on here (Valdez murder specifically) they say "yeah, I heard about that". I asked where and they said they saw some stories in the newspaper and heard about it on the news. Maybe this story will get more media's attention.

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  6. This murder will get some international attention. Too bad Mexico didn't stop these journalist murders earlier by going after the assasins, because now the sicarios think they've got impunity, and they won't be stopped so easily.

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    1. @6:57PM The reason the sicarios think they have impunity is the Mx. government hasn't gone after the assassins.

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    2. 7:02 La.Chapa took personal responsibility as plaza owner that shit like this did not happen, and nobody had to tell him that was the job or his job,
      Some high up big wig needs to answer for this crime. After all they have police.officers and soldiers and marinas armados y bien empecherados, no?

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  7. Javier Valdez use to say that the reason to study journalism was to follow the integrity of the profession, Valdez was a periodista de bolas,el gobierno y el narco wasn't his best friends for speaking and writing the true. And no my friends there's no good cartels out there in mexico the good guys dies...

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  8. G's another one.. Man how many reporters have to die in mexico.. Come on arrest the president or someone

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  9. There is no such thing as a good cartel,people need to stop say that, all cartels are under a satanic element that does evil deeds.so cut the b.s. out.

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  10. He must have uncovered something major and was planning on making it public, why would they wait to kill him until now? Regardless of his occupation, no one deserves to die this way.

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    1. New priista governor making his case for silver or lead, Riodoce has been around for a long time, chose not to pay some silver.

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  11. The US should do the same as Portugal and decriminalize drug use. Treat it as a disease, because if you have been around addicts you know it's mental illness that drives consumption. If there is no money in drugs the cartels lose wealth and power. However, that will never happen as you have members of both the Mexican and US governments making $$ from the trade!

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    1. Yup, well stated.

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    2. Anything that doesn't involve profit making, is not worth worrying about.
      Drug trafficking and WoD involve too many billions of dollars, and somebody has to do the job, respect, all the money generated has the 'porpuse' of ending poverty, not all of it, just some...

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    3. Any vice should be supplied for free, or for a small fee to cover costs and properly supervised, the for profit component has always been the root of all problems and frustrations that generate crime.
      Of course, some crimes like pederastia and pimping have no place in society, those crimes could be ended with one gun shot on the ass, government corruption too.

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  12. This cartel and gang stuff is all part of a satanic agenda that people are falling for, people need to wake up.I cant believe how are own people in mexico are killing each other and in the most inhumane way,and then here in the states we got gangmembers killing every day too,This needs to stop,the people needs to rise and some how overcome this evil element.

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    1. 12:53 NO MAMES GÜEY!
      OUR PEOPLE ARE GETTING MURDERED,
      their killers are NOT "our people".
      There is a sea of difference there, mi güey.

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  13. Goodnight, how tragic and to think of how many of his articles we have translated and posted right here. It almost feels personal,
    Bless his soul and those of his family and colleagues ,
    May they be brave enough to continue the fight.

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    1. 6:55 I hope they do, anonymously,
      who needs to paint a target dot on their behind?

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    2. It was once said that all that is required for the bad to prosper is for good men to do nothing. This man did what he could, regardless of the risk.

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    3. Well said. This is the first time I've commented here. The satanic talk disturbs me. It takes away from the reality of the situation and helps put blame on something intangible. The truth is it will only get worse( sorry for the generalized, lofty overview). It takes people who are willing to risk everything to get the story straight and here we lose another. As it stands, it will take an entire continent coming to war with itself to see the outcome of peace or total ruin. Just hope that more good people stand up before it's too late.

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  14. The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.
    G.Orwell
    Descanse en paz,Valiente Quijote de la Libertad de Expresión!

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    1. 9:20 El Quijote taba loco, ok?
      --José Stalin went to Siberia about 4 or 5 times when he was younger, but the Russian Czar was not a heartless sanababich like the rulers we hav these days in mexico or the US.

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  15. I wonder what kind of excuse have the CDS supporters to this.

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    1. 9:45 I am sure you grab "the guns" of the CDS killers to be such an assured witness...

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  16. I don't think this was CDS, it was most likely other cartel heating things up for CDS, great way to do it by the way.

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  17. It wasnt the CDS that killed him it was the Government of Sinaloa because in a previous edition of Rio Doce there was an article saying that that the people of sinaloa should uprise against corruption in Sinaloa so that was thei mistake

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  18. HEADS UP:
    Everyone , please checkout Democracy Now TODAY , thursdays broadcast.
    Amy Goodman does a long double segment about Javier with Anabel Hernández.
    Stream and watch if possible !!

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  19. What the fuck or who the fuck is this "La Chapa". He/she seems like a good person and helpful towards society. Is La Chapa an educationist and philanthropist?

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