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Monday, May 9, 2022

2 Journalists Killed By Gunmen In Veracruz: 10th And 11th This Year

By "Narcomappingmx" for Borderland Beat

Journalists Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi and photographer Sheila Johana García Olivera were killed in an armed attack this afternoon in Cosoleacaque, Veracruz around 3 pm. Yessenia was the founder of El Veraz, a news portal reporting on the Cosoleacaque region.

Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi (left) and Johana García (right)

According to local reports, the two were ambushed by armed gunmen while they were parked in an Oxxo parking lot. Photos circulating online show Garcia slumped in the front seat of a Silver Ford Focus, struck and killed by bullets. Yessenia was alive at the scene, but died before first responders could bring her to the hospital.

No suspects have been arrested. Local authorities have asked the public to submit any tips or information that may help them locate the killers.

They are the 10th and 11th news workers killed in Mexico this year, and happens just days after Mexico reeled from the news that journalist Luis Enrique Ramírez was found dead in Sinaloa.

This years toll has already surged past the 7 killed in Mexico in 2021. Despite outcries, little has been done to stop the accelerating trend.

The mortal threats faced by journalists in Mexico have caused organizations such as the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), or Reporteros Sin Fronteras (RSF) to routinely rank Mexico as one of the most dangerous nations to be a reporter in.

This story will be updated as new information is released.

Sources: Politica Expansion, El Sol De Sinaloa, Reporteros Sin Fronteras, Committe to Protect Journalists, Ioan Grillo Substack, SDP Noticias


  1. Pero ahi andan de calientes publicando su nombre y dirección.
    The committee to protect journalists receives millions of dollars worth of budget and pays private security corporations full of anti-kidnappers who do nothing but kidnapping and extortion, genarco garcia luna is one earlier investor and still reaps millions from the committee para. la protection de Las gallinas gordas

  2. With investor/owners like genarco garcia Luna and their owned private security corporations in charge of the security of journalists, that proteishun is fucked-up...
    I suggest periodistas stop publishing their mugs and addresses, matter of fack i suggested it about 10 years ago when Sol stil had his green horns.

    1. Sir it's to early in the morning, not good to be on BB 24 hours a day. Viva Lopez Obrador!

    2. 6:03 why the fack not, it is ON, accessible, open AND free!
      Then again, I don't have to squeeze a lemon before of after


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