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Fifth Journalist Murdered In Mexico This Year

WorldNews Friday, 17 May 2019 ()
Fifth Journalist Murdered In Mexico This YearA journalist was murdered in a resort town on Mexico's Caribbean coast Thursday after receiving death threats, authorities said, the fifth reporter slain this year in one of the most dangerous countries for the press, the French news agency AFP reported. Francisco Romero, who was enrolled in the Mexican government's protection program for journalists and activists, was found dead in a pool of blood outside a nightclub in Playa del Carmen, his hometown, according to prosecutors in the eastern state of Quintana Roo and AFP reporters at the scene. The state prosecutor's office opened a homicide investigation, saying Romero had filed a complaint on April 12 over threats he had received....

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