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Mexico: Journalist shot dead in Chiapas town

Posted : 07:26 AM Sep 24,2018 by ICPFJ
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Mexico: Journalist shot dead in Chiapas town

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22 sep 2018

A newspaper journalist has been gunned down outside the front door of his home in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. He had reportedly received death threats after investigating corruption among state officials.

Armed men shot dead journalist Mario Gomez as he was leaving his home in southern Mexico, the El Heraldo de Chiapas newspaper reported on Friday.

The 35-year-old, who worked as a news correspondent for the publication, is at least the 10th member of the Mexican press to be killed this year.

El Heraldo reported that two attackers shot Gomez at point-blank range outside his front door in Yajalon, a jungle town in the state of Chiapas near the border with Guatemala.

He was taken to hospital but died of his wounds, the paper added.

Gomez “had recently filed a complaint because he was receiving threats,”

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