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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Radio Journalist Shot Dead Outside a Gym in Morelia, Michoacán

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He is the 5th journalist killed in Mexico in 2021
Radio journalist Abraham Mendoza was murdered this Monday, July 19, in the parking lot of a gym on Madero Poniente Avenue, in the city of Morelia, Michoacán.

According to witnesses, Mendoza was intercepted by attackers and shot dead at point-blank range when he left a gym. It was also reported that a civilian was injured by a stray bullet.

The state police arrested three main suspects for the attack. They were placed before a judge and will likely be charged with aggravated homicide. Investigators have not yet determined the motives and do not discard that this attack may have been work-related.

Since 2013, Mendoza worked as the main conductor of Revista Informativa Voces Radio and was an active collaborator of his alma mater, the Universidad Vasco de Quiroga (UVAQ). He also had a radio station on the EXA network in Morelia.

“The university community joins in prayer for the sensitive death of our collaborator and friend, the journalist Abraham Mendoza. Peace and comfort to your family and friends. Rest in peace," the UVAQ posted on Facebook.

The Governor of Michoacan, Silvano Aureoles, condemned the murder in a Twitter post and said that local authorities were investigating. He said he trusted that those responsible for Mendoza's death would face justice.

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.


Image credit: La Voz de Michoacan

17 comments:

  1. Normal Why Would Anybody Be Surprised. Under Amlo administration Freedom of Speech will get u killed

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  2. And AMLO says everything is fine.

    Corey Feldman

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    1. Sol is my soulmate.

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    2. "Sol is my soulmate."

      Ohhh shit

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  3. Could it be a typo "State police arrested 3 suspects".
    That rarely happens, how was it that they got caught. that quick? Usually police is known to delay on purpose, so the criminals get away.

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    1. Negative chief.

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    2. 2:41 I agree, if they got the suspects why no names?

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  4. Lo mataron los lacras del Cjng por no querer jalar con ellos y poner notas falsas a favor de ellos pobre señor que dios tenga en su santa gloria

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  5. No pos wow. Baby killers, Mata ancianos, Los mata docotores y ahora Los Mata Periodistas.... siganle con las porras bola de imbeciles.

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    1. @3:23 Y Aqui andas igual cagando el Palo muñeca

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  6. 2:57 PM We have Carteles Unidos on the page same type of disinformation they post on their pages just a bunch of mierda. CJNG isn't in Morelia. The ones claiming CJNG flipped a long time ago the day the Templarios flipped and then Abuelo Farias and the chocomiles.

    Michaocan is CJNG, Migueladas, vs Carteles Unidos, CDN/Zetas you can add all these self defense groups like Tepeke, Pueblos Unidos just another stratagy they are trying to Autodefensa CJNG like they did it to the Templarios.

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  7. now here a innocent by stander got hit with a bullet 😒

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  8. MAn that’s the worst place to die was probally leg day and he was walking out

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    1. Imagine not being able to run bc your legs are sore...? #Gacho

      -Holden D. Cash

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    2. Ya got it dude.
      Holden da pennies!

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  9. Handsome, young, and hard-working man dead in a war that seems to have no need. Truly sad.

    Kathi

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  10. Sadly the only thing that seemed surprising was that he was only the fifth journalist killed this year. Descanse En Paz compa

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