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Friday, July 23, 2021

Journalist From Guaymas, Sonora Murdered On His Birthday

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Ricardo Domínguez López (photo credit: El Universal; photo editing: HEARST from Borderland Beat)

On Thursday afternoon, Ricardo Dominguez Lopez, the director of the media outlet Info Guaymas, was killed at a supermarket that is in front of the police station in Guaymas, Sonora. 

According to local media, the killing occurred at around 5:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a supermarket. Armed men approached the journalist and shot him dead in front of several eye-witnesses.

His body was found without vital signs when paramedics arrived at the scene. The military and the state police arrived minutes later to confirm his death. No arrests were made.

The current governor of Sonora, Claudia Pavlovich, shared her condolences for the journalist's murder and gave instructions to begin investigations to find those responsible.

“I deeply regret the condemnable events in which journalist Ricardo López, director of InfoGuaymas, lost his life. I ask [state and federal authorities] to initiate the investigations to find those responsible [...] My deepest condolences to family, friends and the journalistic union of Sonora for this painful loss," she said on Twitter.

Dominguez Lopez had turned 47 years old on the day he was killed.

In addition to his work at InfoGuaymas, he was the President of the Metropolitan Association of Independent Journalists of Guaymas and Empalme. He also worked for Televisa Sonora, Diario del Yaqui, and Larsa Comunicaciones.

On March 29, months before his murder, Dominguez Lopez reported in a press conference that he had received death threats from organized crime groups. He also said that most of the independent journalists in the Guaymas area were working under threats.

His murder comes days after Abraham Mendoza, a journalist from Morelia, Michoacan, was killed. Witnesses say that Mendoza was shot dead as he left a gymnasium. 


Image credit: El Universal

61 comments:

  1. Can a journalist be kill just like any Normal person will like from personal problems or those the government n investigators just blame it on the drug cartels to close the case ?
    🕷️•Juzexa•🌹

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    1. Several journalists in Mexico have been killed for personal and/or non-cartel related issues (like robbery, for example).

      Generally, the type of work the journalist did will help investigators determine if a cartel was involved. A crime reporter or investigative journalist who covered local politics are clear giveaways.

      In this specific case, the man said he received death threats from what he said was an organized crime group / cartel.

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    2. @5:42 nope, CDS as usual killing inocentes doing their job. Quit trying to rationalize murderers motives. "Dale from Mobile Alabama"

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    3. 5:42 stop playing! Its ovious you are kathi!!!
      Ovious Kathi!

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    4. 5:42 no mames Jesuza! Your beloved cdsnitches did this and they have always done it to keep the media quiet and not report on the attrocitys the do and than they go and make a fake corrido telling people they are the good guys and bla bla bla and you guys bite the bait

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  2. https://twitter.com/Jalisciense1c/status/1418608773187260418?s=20

    CDS sicarios doing drugs, the usual.

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  3. Should be remembered for upholding the truth and standing up against purveyors of death and corruption. RIP Truth Soldier.

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    1. Yeah he was payed off to not write any news articles on Rafa Caro Quintero. He definitely wasn't nobody to be remembered. He dug his own grave

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    2. SMFH. CDS cheerleaders always trying to rationalize the killing of innocents. @11:37

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  4. No surprise, normal in Mexico.

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    1. Negative chief.

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    2. Commenting "Negative chief" is just lame. No one gets it, and it is not funny, and adds nothing. So please stop doing it over and over again like it makes the BB comment readers excited.

      Nagging Kathi

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    3. As a matter fact, all killing by the Cartels are acceptable. Children, women, or just innocent people.

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  5. Mexico needs to start treating the scum of Mexico like they do in the Philippines. AMLO should consult with Duterte

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    1. Easy to say when you or your loved ones will not be the ones affected, isn’t it?

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    2. God damn right some of us care about what happens in our country and would defend it accordingly not just lay down and take it up the southside like in other countries . But then again we dont thrive off of corruption and glorify dumping poison into other countries because thats all we know how to do . The poster is right only Duarte has the balls to do whats necessary to fix the problem while everyone else cries about human rights and extra judicial bullshit killings so what its happening regardless .Do you think when these idiots are manufacturing this garbage packing it and sending it that they are concerned about your rights as a person ? I can gaurentee you they do not . All the people who cry about this will always have this problem and dont even get it that they are the problem .No mercy for the countries and the cooks who perpetuate these problems you kill them and then move on to the next problem . How to get drugs now that everyone's dead . Ill tell you because as a BorderlandBeat Knowitall and senior correspondant Ive got it all figured out . But first I need to get high because the solution is gonna run long .

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    3. @12:55 no will power to beat the addiction until after you've got the job done? Damn.
      Pos Está Cabron

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    4. @1:17
      We all suffer now and then .
      But thats neither here nor now .

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    5. 7:11 for the hundrept time, Rodrigo Duterte the murdering Filipino president for life, IS a drug addicted trafficker himself, AMLO has nothing good to learn from Duterte's stinkin'ass but he may get tempted to reelect himself...
      If you want to help, start keeping your mamadora and your ass shut, madderfacker.

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    6. @9:20
      I never said I wanted to help . Duarte regardless of what he does with his free time beit peddle smack, kill dopers and provide a safe comfortable place for child molesters and pedos to engage in the worst kind of crimes one can afflict on to another human being .He is still the only world leader who is or has dealt with the Methampetamine and heroin problem the correct way .The only way . Or they will never go away . period ... And from what Ive taken away from your smarmy effeminate statement is that you shouldnt worry about whether someones ass is shut or not you should worry more about the gape beneath your cape. lady Superman

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  6. Worst present ever.

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    1. Negative chief.

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    2. Don’t quit your day job, you’re not a comedian

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  7. The perils of being a journalist in Mexico. Where retribution from criminal organizations flourish with impunity.
    The staggering numbers of prominent people from all walks of life are slaughtered. Truth shows who runs Mexico.
    What a piece of MIERDA Mexico has become protecting its citizens.
    Simply unacceptable as to how municipal officials turn a blind eye.
    Nuke the country for better results.

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    1. Retracting the last sentence. Not all of Mexico's citizens deserve such. Many good people there with the respect & hospitality that's just so priceless.

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    2. 8:13 bombing Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Germany, Iraq, England, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, or mass murdering of Jews, Bangladeshi, South-America, solved no world problems, but in many cases certainly raided the US treasury without punishing the emperors or the emporers behind the whole rigmarole...

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  8. imagine being the family and having to live through this on his birthday... very sad.

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    1. He was the death of the party.

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    2. No roadblocks or checkpoints anywhere until the state police cuicos arrived with their yellow crime scene tape, that should be a crime of State all over Mèxico.

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    1. no a group called plaza, rivals of salazar

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  10. Cds knows no limit smh low life scum bag criminals

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    1. but those who killed him are people from the group called la plaza and they work for caro quintero not everything that happens is sinaloa little kid................

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  11. Might as well get used to Journalists being killed, just like any other profession they’re disposable. Such is Mexico

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  12. 🇲🇽 is #1 for journalist MURDERS..
    99.9% are drug CARTELS and sometimes justified as a robbery or some other NONSENSE excuse

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    1. Journalists should keep their names to themselves, but how are they going to collect their chayote???
      Manuel Buendia's murder for uncovering the US contra drug trafficking base in Sanchez Taboada Veracruz run by felix ismael rodriguez mendigutia for the CIA in the Rancho Camino Real property of RCQ and Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo who got it from the Izquierdo Ebrard brothers, was a US inspired Hit, followed by the murder of DEA agent Kiki Camarena, the rogue agents presidential pardoned by George HW Bush, but protected by every US administration until today.

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  13. Stupid journalist killer cartel!!! (Cdsnitches)

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    1. CDS is the most powerful drug organization on earth. You are insignificant with your repetitive little CDSnitch claims.

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    2. Lol 145 wants to sniff chapos panties.

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    3. 1:45 ok cdsnitches cheerleader

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    4. but.... he was killed by a group called la plaza their group works for caro quinterog

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    5. 8:39 sure, lets blame the rivals, thats cds 101 modus operandi, calentando la plaza porque no posemos

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    6. 839 that's a lie, he was killed by CDS.
      Sometime ago- this same journalist was supposedly exposed for his connections with RCQ.
      Cds mamahuevos always tryna deflect.

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    7. @2:53
      Fuckin Yuck could you imagine? After he had been running through the sewrs all day and jacking cars that dont run then peeling off those rotten chonies and just motorboating your face in that foul vinagarry musty shitstained specimen of soiled fabric and just inhaling those vapors deep into your lungs to the point of tasting it with your mouth and just being glad that Chapo is at the end of the day everyday just a pos snitch and Mencho is a cave dwelling midget with a napolean complex and this is what Mexico has to offer us as powerful druglords ! Lol no impressing this cowboy .

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  14. I hope to be so lucky next BDay.

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  15. CDS has killed more journalist and women than any CARTEL in Mexico

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    1. Sinaloa has nothing to do with the death of that journalist haha don't talk if u dont know the reality chilanguito

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    2. 7:11 OH, yeaaaah?
      aalgame dios!

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    3. Yep thats how they keep sinaloa so calm, by killing journalists, if you know what i mean

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    4. I hope you are wearing your masks even if you can't stand your own fetid breath and stop polluting the BB, bola de jediondos.

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  16. Why do people have such a death wish that they defy all common sense and put their asses right in harms way knowing that regardless of the crimes they report nothing will change and now the the goverment the military and the narcohomos all want to "have a word" with you . And noone is going to see or remember the integrity and the honorable intention you went into this with but only remember the horrible way you die because itll be plastered all over the front pages of the tabloid media organization you worked for ? What the fuck is the motivation for such bad ideas and piss poor situational awareness . lol

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  17. Things not much different in Chicago or New York. Our town Austin has 53% increase in homicides.

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  18. Things not much different in Chicago or New York. Our town Austin has 53% increase in homicides. Biden is the same has Amlo when it comes to crime, it will get worst in the U.S.

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    1. where do you live fool? Riverside area? lol Austin is still safe but the homeless situation is out of control. pricing costs too.

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    2. Stassney and westgate Burnhill rd. For this cowboy ! 78745

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    3. 5:33 Man! That is some pinche tiradero!

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    4. Slaughter and south 1st mfers 78748 .Fuck Austin Traffic though everything else is great .

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    5. @7:58
      Your mamas mouth is a pinche tiradero .

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  19. Yay mexico! Keep up the good work! Way to go! All time lows.

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