Mexican journalist murdered in Tijuana, the second in a week | world news
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A journalist was killed Sunday, the second in a week in the northern Mexican border city of Tijuana, and the third in Mexico this month.
Lourdes Maldonado López was found shot and killed inside a car, according to a statement from the Baja California State Attorney’s Office. Authorities had received a 911 call around 7 p.m. and found Maldonado dead upon arrival.
In 2019, Maldonado came to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s daily press conference and asked for his support, help and labor justice. “Because I fear for my life,” she said.
Maldonado had been locked in a years-long labor dispute with Jaime Bonilla, who was elected governor of Baja California later that year as a candidate for López Obrador’s Morena party. He left office at the end of last year.
Maldonado had recently announced that she had won her dispute with a media company owned by Bonilla after nine years of litigation.
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Maldonado had collaborated with many media, but recently made an internet, radio and TV show, “Brebaje”, focusing on local news.
Last Monday, photographer Margarito Martínez was shot dead outside his home. He was well known for covering the crime scene in violent Tijuana. He has worked for the local media Cadena Noticias, as well as for other national and international media.
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