Sunday, January 7, 2018

Journalist José Gerardo Martínez murdered in a street market in Coyoacán, Mexico City

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Zeta Tijuana
            

José Gerardo Martínez Arriaga, a journalist from El Universal, was killed last night during an assault in the Coyoacán Delegation of Mexico City.

According to the national circulated newpaper's own information, the 35-year-old journalist, who worked as an editor, went to a street market in Coyoacán to buy toys to mark Three Kings Day when he was the victim of an assault in the Ajusto neighborhood, where he was given first attention for a gunshot wound.

The newspaper reports that elements of the Public Security Secretariat of Mexico City (SSP-CdMx) transferred Martínez Arriaga to the Xoco hospital for a gunshot wound to his abdomen. However, he lost his life when he was operated on.

19 comments:

  1. Never stops does it?Already a count and the year's barely started!How many was it for 2017?

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  2. Sad news. Mexico is one of deadliest places for journalist.

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    1. For journalists, mayors, police officers, migrants, citizens with low-income.. the list goes on...

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    2. Agree!
      But never to those individuals who pull the strings for these atrocities.

      E42

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  3. Que pena. I que en paz descanse.

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  4. Why hasn't the gov started to send guards for those journalists at risk?

    The Italian author, Roberto Saviani, has a 24-hour security detail to this day, for a book he wrote in 2006 that exposed the Mafia in Southern Italy.

    I understand it would be a pricey task to protect ALL journalists in Mexico, but they can certainly provide some kind of security to those already at risk (threats, previous attacks, etc).

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    1. Seems like you are new to BB. Mexican Gov provides "security" for journalists, and... well just look at the most recent case:

      http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2017/12/mexican-journalist-shot-dead-at-sons.html



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  5. Attn: BB STAFF

    Any possibility of reporting the latest on Andreina Escalona, the Venezuelan supermodel killed in Nuevo León?

    Word has it that it was a jealous ex-boyfriend who was a local chief but I would be curious as to what BB comments turn up.

    She was a beauty, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was some scumbag she stopped dating and/or turned down..

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  6. Ok now do you think that Philippine kill the dealer's and drug addicts and associate's is still a bad idea..or do you still think theirs another way?

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    1. Killing low-level players and consumers in the drug world does nothing to help the issue, at all. If anything, it makes things worse by adding more hate towards the gov and making it harder for citizens in the impoverished areas to cooperate with authorities (out of fear).

      Why not go after the top tiers, and the corrupted ones in power who protect them?

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    2. @12:41
      Odds are more favorable of winning the lottery than what you state. Corruption is embedded so deep that amputation is required for change.
      Although amputation from the head will result a fatal blow.

      Remove them all and begin anew is the best solution.

      E42

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    3. Because they are protected.

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  7. Why do they kill journalists i mean i got an idea but what is the real reason is it for reporting on cartel crime or crooked politicians and their doings

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    1. In this case El Universal where he worked as an editor specifically stated in their reporting that they themselves did not think he was targeted because of his journalism work. They believe it was just a random armed robbery gone wrong type of thing. Probably killed him for his cell phone and wallet.
      Specifically threatened and targeted journalists are killed for reporting on
      “ sensitive topics” , ie organized crime , corruption etc the world over and Mexico is one of the most dangerous to work openly. RIP Jose........

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    2. You answered your own question. Yes they get killed for reporting the truth. The corrupt government and Cartels want to keep it under the mat.

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    3. It deters anyone from wanting to learn and/or report any further.

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  8. That country is never going change.

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    1. 1:04 "that country?"
      One journalist gets shut during a robbery, by some mexican crooks, ok, but not by all of "that country".
      --Hey, when you get ronbbed, be respectful and cooperate, don't lissen to pendejos that won't be there to help you fight it.

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    2. 6:57, how much got robbed and killed since 1st jan, if its less then 1 you are right i not its "that country"
      Mexicans i know tend to say mexico is save and cancun is not the real mexico. But if i ask them in detail after some drinks, every one of them paid piso or ransom, bribed cops and officials to made living, got shot or knew one who got shot, or have family member killed.
      That is "thats country". I know its very harsh but i suffer with the people but this is part of the truth about mexico. People must change then countries can change.

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