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Veracruz is a hell on earth for Mexican journalists

August 6, 2015
Months before they were both murdered, Ruben Espinosa's friend Nadia Vera said she held Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte responsible for anything that might happen to her.

Months before they were both murdered, Ruben Espinosa’s activist friend Nadia Vera said she held Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte responsible for anything that might happen to her.

The murder of 31-year-old photojournalist Ruben Espinosa has drawn international attention to the dangers that reporters face in Mexico in general, and in the troubled eastern state of Veracruz in particular.

Espinosa, who had fled to Mexico City after receiving threats in Veracruz, the state where he had been covering social movements, was tortured and murdered alongside four women aged 18 to 40 – three of whom were also raped – in an apartment in the capital last Friday.

Ruben Espinosa was the seventh Mexican journalist to be killed in 2015, meaning on average one reporter has been murdered every month so far this year.

Espinosa was also the 14th journalist who lived or worked in Veracruz to have been killed or disappeared since state governor Javier Duarte of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) took office in December 2010…

Click here to read this article in full at Latin Correspondent.

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