Correspondent 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 reporting, as per Article 19.

A Mexican correspondent was killed on Wednesday in one of the country’s most rough northern boundary states, specialists and his manager said, the most recent in a progression of assaults in one of the world’s most hazardous nations for writers.

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

His demise is the second of a representative 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 savage medication cartels battle about worthwhile carrying courses. Neighborhood columnists who center around wrongdoing and defilement are particularly helpless.

Expreso has been the objective of a few assaults before, 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 local chief Leopoldo Maldonado told Reuters.

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

The columnist’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 dependable, 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 gathering 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 association of coordinated wrongdoing, in any case.

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

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