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Another journalist killed in Mexico, the 5th this 12 months

A journalist became shot useless Thursday in Mexico, an reputable said, the fifth such killing this 12 months in a country notoriously dangerous for reporters.

Heber Lopez Vazquez, who ran a information website referred to as Noticias Web in the southern kingdom of Oaxaca, was shot in his automobile, state prosecutor Arturo Calvo advised the TV channel Milenio.

Two suspects have been arrested as they tried to flee the scene of the crime and their guns have been recovered, Calvo said, adding it turned into no longer acknowledged who ordered the killing.

Lopez’s loss of life brings the range of newshounds killed in Mexico this 12 months to 5, consistent with an AFP tally based on records from press freedom advocacy organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

Mexico is taken into consideration one of the international’s maximum risky countries for newshounds.

At least seven had been murdered closing yr, in line with RSF, although it isn’t always regarded whether in all of these instances the killing changed into related to their work.

Mexican government said Wednesday that three men were arrested over the homicide of journalist Lourdes Maldonado, whose killing ultimate month in Tijuana sparked worldwide condemnation and requires the government to do greater to guard media workers.

His death came inside the wake of the capturing of photographer Margarito Martinez in Tijuana.

Roberto Toledo, who labored with a news site inside the primary country of Michoacan, in addition to Jose Luis Gamboa, a journalist and social media activist in jap Veracruz state, were also killed in January.