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Monday, March 29, 2021

Sonoran Crime Reporter Goes Missing in Disputed Cartel Turf

"MX" for Borderland Beat

According to press freedom organization ARTICLE 19, Pablo Felipe covered the radio's evening crime activity in his area. He is the second journalist gone missing in Sonora this month.

Another reporter is missing in Sonora. This time it is Pablo Felipe Romero Chavez (aged 34), who was reportedly kidnapped in Guaymas, Sonora, last week. His wife filed a missing persons report to the Sonora Attorney General's Office after she was unable to get a hold of him.

Pablo Felipe was a reporter for the radio station FM105. He also reported for El Vigia and Entorno Informativo newspapers, where he covered the crime section in Guaymas and Hermosillo.

His family says that Pablo Felipe returned to his journalism profession in February after he managed a funeral home business for three years.

Investigators say that Pablo Felipe's home and vehicle were found open in Las Palmas neighborhood. However, Pablo Felipe had his cell phone with him and it was turned off.

Earlier this month, Borderland Beat reported that Jorge Molontzin Centlal, another journalist from Sonora, went missing. His whereabouts are unknown.

Guaymas and the surrouding municipalities are under dispute by several drug cartels, including Los Salazar and La Plaza (also known as Caborca Cartel). 

Sources: El Sol de Hermosillo; Expreso; Borderland Beat archives

11 comments:

  1. Mayhaps he should’ve stuck with managing that funeral home business; at least the funeral home provided steady work.

    M.F.

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    1. Nothing is safe now. Especially funeral homes. They are in the business of the killed / dead. The guy went for his passion which was reporting. Can’t blame him for that.

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    2. @1210 hrs.: I get that. Sometimes, gallows humor is the only way to deal with horrors, especially those horrors south of the border.

      M.F.

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  2. Is Mexico this mess up? Worst than syria, Yemen or somalia. And yet, UN never mention about corruption on Mexico. One thing for sure, UN is one useless organization.

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    1. @12:24 UN are the real patrones, all conspiracies have a little bit of truth if you do the proper research.

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  3. Snitchaloans has a reputation for killing innocent journalists.

    RIP

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    1. CJNG make post videos of snitching all the time. They’re so comfortable with it they film it.

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    2. @4:50 CDSNITCHaloa does the snitching under oath in USA courtrooms y eso no es de mafiosos/narcotraficantes

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    3. @7:13 There's witness protected people everywhere, including Italian "mafiosos". So far Emma hasn't spoiled the frijoles for example nor Mochomo did. People here insult the whole state of where certain bad apples are from which is childish and stupid as heck.

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  4. Real Heroes of 馃嚥馃嚱 mexican revolution, when Amlo does not protect the press, u have lost all freedom.

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  5. Why dont they use an alias when they write, accept payment in bitcoin lol

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