Mexican journalist found dead in car trunk

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Rogelio Barragan, a Mexican journalist who wrote on the police activity in the violent southwestern state of Guerrero was found dead in the trunk of a vehicle with signs he had been shot and tortured.

Barragan, a director of an internet portal that covered the south of the country, was found in the neighbouring central state of Morelos. He had been shot at least twice and his body showed signs of torture, police said.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has vowed to bring down violence. But free-speech advocacy group Article XIX has documented seven cases of journalists who have been killed since he took office in December.

 

Via Reuters

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