Columnist gunned down in most recent assault on Mexican writers

De la Cruz’s passing follows the killings of without a doubt eight different media laborers in Mexico this year because of their news-casting, as per Article 19.

A Mexican columnist was killed on Wednesday in one of the country’s most fierce northern boundary states, specialists and his boss said, the most recent in a progression of assaults in one of the world’s most risky nations for writers.

Antonio de la Cruz, a writer for nearby paper Expreso, was shot and killed in his home in the Tamaulipas state capital Ciudad Victoria, the paper said.

His passing is the second of a worker at the power source following his partner Hector Gonzalez’s homicide in 2018, as per basic freedoms association Article 19.

Tamaulipas is a Gulf coast state, only south of Texas, where brutal medication cartels battle about rewarding carrying courses. Neighborhood writers who center around wrongdoing and debasement are particularly helpless.

Expreso has been the objective of a few assaults previously, Article 19 said. In 2012, a vehicle bomb detonated before the paper’s workplaces, and in 2018, a cut off head was left in a cooler outside.

“It’s accepted that the assault was a message of terrorizing and a danger against all (writers) in Tamaulipas,” Article 19 territorial chief Leopoldo Maldonado told Reuters.

De la Cruz’s passing follows the homicides of without a doubt eight different media laborers in Mexico this year because of their reporting, as per Article 19.

The writer’s little girl was likewise harmed in the assault. Tamaulipas Governor Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca said on Wednesday evening she was in basic condition.

“We won’t stop until we view those as mindful, and we will rebuff them with the full weight of the law,” the lead representative said.

The Tamaulipas principal legal officer’s office said in a news meeting late on Wednesday the firearm used to kill de la Cruz was a .40-type gun, which is utilized solely in the country by the military. It said it had not precluded the inclusion of coordinated wrongdoing, in any case.

De la Cruz’s relatives have been signed up for the state’s security program, Attorney General Irving Barrios said.

Brutality against the media has soar during Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s organization, as indicated by a report distributed by Article 19.