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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Journalist Stabbed to Death in Coahuila; 4th Killed This Year

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Saúl Tijerina Rentería was killed in Ciudad Acuña, a border town across from Del Rio, Texas. He is the fourth journalist murdered in Mexico this year.
Journalist Saul Tijerina Renteria was killed in the border town of Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, earlier this week. He was a reporter for multiple online media outlets, including La Voz de Coahuila (The Voice of Coahuila).

According to investigators, Tijerina-Renteria had a second job as a factory (maquiladora) worker. When he left the factory at around 02:40 on Monday, he was reported missing. His body was found inside a vehicle that was abandoned at an intersection hours later.

Press freedom organization Article 19 asked Mexican authorities to investigate whether his murder is related to his journalistic work. State authorities announced that they had arrested two suspects, Juan Lorenzo "N" (aged 23) and Jordi Alejandro "N" (aged 18), for the murder. They were found in possession of a knife that may have been used to kill Tijerina-Renteria. 

Last week, reporter Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera was killed by gunfire in the southern state of Oaxaca. That same day, journalist Enrique Garcia was killed in Mexico City.

In May, journalist Benjamín Morales Hernández was kidnapped and murdered in the northern state of Sonora. Two more journalists from Sonora are missing: Pablo Felipe Romero Chavez and Jorge Molontzin Centlal.

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to exercise journalism as a profession. Though the figures are often conflicting, press freedom organizations around the world collectively agree that over 150 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000. Dozens more remain disappeared.

Like in most criminal cases in Mexico, the vast majority of these incidents remain unsolved and with few perpetrators arrested and/or convicted.

Sources: Milenio; AZ Central; VOA News; Proceso; Borderland Beat archives

32 comments:

  1. Hustling for multiple outlets yet still had to work at a factory. Life is rough in Mexico… sad he had to go.

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    1. Finely, a decent comment. Thank you.

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    2. Yes wait until the cheerleaders and caps lock kid come in.

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  2. Journalists bravely shine the light of truth into dark places. May he be remembered as a hero.

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    1. Mexican journalist are the bravest people

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    2. Who owns Article 19?
      It is always interesting that international crooks posing as humanitarians get their pound of meat from their victims and their victimaries

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    3. Genarco Garcia Luna owns the private property security corporations that handle the mecanismo de protection para periodistas, maria Luisa Estrada just told AMLO on the Mananera, he promised Alejandro Encinas would explain, then Alejandro has refused...contracts for more than 20 millions of peisos a year for genarco and partners, many of them corrupt former army, marines of policias with records of human rights abuses and corruption, garcia Luna Sister is a partner and CEO and Carlos slim helu, according to Revista Indigo on "El Retiro Dorado de Garcia Luna".

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  3. They got the police everywhere around town now

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    1. It would be of no use still, maybe police deployed to save criminals from bring caught

      Kathi

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    2. Lol nothing ever happens here in Acuña, it wasnt even cartel related it was some random punks

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  4. Things like this just don't happen in the UK. So sad. Mexico terrifies me

    Scottish guy 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🧑‍🦽

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    1. 9:27 well, Gary Webb, US Marine and DEA agent Kiki Camarena, their own guy Barry Seal, Chingadamadre!!! they were not cartel victims but victims of their own government rogue agents, but the whole shot gets covered up and classified by their own government "gate keepers".
      Now let's not get to the encyclopedia of murders of LatinAmerican and world political leaders and depopulation programs...
      but Henry kissinger is one famous convicted mass murderer, wanted in some countries, but Pulitzer Price winner John F Keneedy was no journalist, and got whacked anyway, for stealing Dicky Tricky Nixxon's election

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  5. These fucking punks killed an ACTUAL hard working mexican. Sadly Mexico is only killing itself slowly...

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    1. Teachers,students,engineers,journalists ensue outrage because they try to report the truth,its no coincidence so many journalists are killed in Mexico..

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    2. 9:06 respectfully reccomend Maria Luisa Estrada's Revelaciones Sobre el Mecanismo de Proteccion a Periodistas en La Mañanera de AMLO and Sin Censura, also Revista Indigo reports on Genarco Garcia Luna golden retirement and his partnerships with carlos slim helu, maria lo luisa reports to AMLO that garcia lina's sister owns private corporations protecting journalists in cahoots with former marinas, police and army officers with records of CORRUPTION, and only a few select journalists get protection, others just get monitored and threatened or murdered... alejandro encinas was offered by AMLO to answer questions to maria luisa Estrada, then he refused...

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  6. Si ya saben ke los carteles les ponen MARKED FOR DEATH para ke siguen kon eze jale , yo y mi familia juntando botes y botellas vivemos mejor

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    1. Entiendo. Pero hay gente que debe informar. Quizás era su pasión. Su sueño. Déjalo wey. Hay gente que no es cobarde.

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    2. 11:10 no por no ser cobarde hay que ser pendejos.

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    1. Wtf does d e p mean should not abbr. When you make up a word.

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    2. Descansa En Paz..Like RIP...Rest In Peace...

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    3. Descansa en paz

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    4. its not "descansa", its "descanse"

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    5. Ahhhhhh Spanish abbr.vI would have never guessed it. Thank you my fellow compardres.

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    6. Requiescat in peace, the PAX Romana, the peace of the graveyards, are famous baby pacifiers,
      "la paz de los pantiones" pues'n

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    7. La Macarena mass grave, full of PAX Americana in Colombia, right outside the colombian army military base is one example of state sponsored public security.

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  8. Who controls the plaza ? Juarez ? Looks like the work of cds

    Kathi

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    1. No one, Coahuila has almost 0 cartel presence

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    2. 9:13 coahuila's state polizetas are the local criminals keeping the state safe for the Moreiros, senator Tijerina may go for the governorship some day and try to make the moreiros into kebabs

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  9. No 1st or second amendment in mexico

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  10. That's 5 jouranlists isnt it?? Claudia Cruz the latest tragedy

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  11. Narco Culture needs to be wiped from the earth its stupid and the music sucks . Nothing good will ever come from it only ridicule and laughter from the rest of the world . So Macho !

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