Mexican Journalist Killed in Apparent Drug Hit

From Reuters:

Mexican police said on Saturday they found the body of a crime reporter abducted last month by apparent drug traffickers, the third murder of a journalist in recent weeks.

The remains of radio journalist Jose Luis Romero were discovered wrapped in plastic near the city of Los Mochis in the western state of Sinaloa, a hotspot in Mexico’s drug war.

The latest victim in an upsurge of attacks on the media, Romero was kidnapped on December 30 at a seafood restaurant. His hands and a leg were broken before he was shot to death, police said.

Across Mexico, a war between rival cartels for control of the multibillion dollar drug trade has killed 17,000 people since President Felipe Calderon launched his anti-drug campaign at the end of 2006.

Attacks on the media have mounted as drug gangs seek to silence journalists who report on the drug killings.

[Read more at Reuters]

1 Comment on "Mexican Journalist Killed in Apparent Drug Hit"

  1. The sad thing is, is they will still focus more on the drug war then the murder. Sad stuff. Your article has changed my opinions and views on the subject, thanks for writing it. Keep up the awesome work.
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