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Monday, April 19, 2021

Crime Journalist's Daughter Kidnapped; Abductors Pressure Him To Cease Publications

"MX" for Borderland Beat

"The daughter of journalist José Prigadaá Andrade has been abducted in Veracruz in what appears to be retaliation for his work covering corruption and security. Veracruz is the most deadly place in Mexico, and probably the world, to be a journalist", said Duncan Tucker, a British freelance journalist based in Mexico.

Veracruz investigative journalist José Prigadaá Andrade has revealed that his daughter Rosa Itzel Citlalli Prigadaá was kidnapped by unknown assailants on 13 April 2021 in Martinez de la Torre Municipality.

Press freedom organization ARTICLE 19 confirmed the kidnapping and said that the abductors told Prigadaá that they kidnapped his daugher so he could "chill the fuck out".

It should be noted that Prigadaá covers issues on corruption and security in Veracruz. He has sufferred death threats from his work and had protection measures from the Corpus of English for Academic and Professional Purposes (CEAPP) until 2019.

ARTICLE 19 also asked the State Commission for the Attention and Protection of Journalists to strengthen Prigadaá's protection measures and extend them to the rest of his family. They asked Mexico's Attorney General's Office to work closely with officials in Veracruz, where there is already an investigation at the state-level for this kidnapping.

"I ask you to help me continue her search. I fear for my daughter's life, she is a young woman, without vices, without problems, and who likes to play with her sisters", wrote Prigadaá in a public letter.

Mexico is the most dangerous country in the Western Hemisphere for journalists. No state in Mexico has been deadlier than Veracruz, which according to some accounts may be the most dangerous region in the world for journalists. Under the administration of Governor of Veracruz Javier Duarte de Ochoa (2010  2016), twelve journalists were killed in Veracruz; close to a dozen more went missing. 

Sources: ARTICLE 19 (Facebook); Letra Roja; Redes Poder; Borderland Beat archives


  1. Most dangerous Countries in the world....
    #1 Mexico
    #2 Venezuela
    #3 Brazil

    1. 1. Afghanistan
      2. Syria
      3. South Sudan

      Mexico ranks 24th.

    2. Mexico is also known as the most curupt.

  2. Criminal idiots just made this worse for themselves by drawing more attention.

    Whoever came up with this idea needs to release the girl, and be executed by his Boss for stupidity.

  3. All journalists should send their family out of Mexico. It's not worth putting them in the line of fire.

  4. Pinche narcos todos son unos puñales!
    Como dicen la verdad no mata pero incomoda.
    Y luego estos putillos se queiren desquitar con alguien que dice la verdad. Aqui se sabe que todos todos los narcos son unas mierdas. Y mas en narco estados como Sinaloa que ejecutan a gueyes que hacen lo mismo que este pediodista.
    Por eso la gente se cree de las babosadas que dicen que no lastiman a inocentes. Porke los callan si hablam mal de ellos de una manera o otra.
    Vayanse a la verga todos!

    1. 2:58 ay, pero no te enojes, mejor comete una salsa rompetrusas, Gilbertona.
      receta en you tube

  5. @2:58 La neta la mafia es la mafia amigo, la gente aquí viene a defender a personas que ni conocen. TODOS los cárteles son crimen organizado.

  6. Excellent job on cutting down on the narco trolls @BB administrators.

  7. What Criminal groups want to be the only ones to control CRIME NEWS ?
    The videos and pictures of crime they do
    but some good innocent person not allowed to report it
    well I do hope all BB reporters stay SAFE ALWAYS

    1. Reporters need to wake the fack up, stay anonymous, and get their families out of the way


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