Journalist killed in Mexico; second in a week

18 January 2022
2022-01-18 14:25

A news photographer was killed in the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Monday, the same day an earlier killing of a reporter in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz also became public.

Photographer Margarito Martínez was well-known for covering the crime scene in violence-plagued Tijuana. He worked for the local news outlet Cadena Noticias, as well as for other national and international media outlets.

The press groups say José Luis Gamboa, a Mexican journalist who criticized local authorities in Veracruz state, died after reportedly suffering stab wounds in what may have been a robbery.

Gamboa died at a hospital in the state capital on Jan. 10, but his relatives were not informed until Jan. 14. Martínez and Gamboa are the first two journalists killed this year, but 48 journalists have been slain in Mexico since December 2018.

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