7th media worker this year is shot to death in western Mexico

By Ingrid Bachmann

Hugo Olivera Cartas was killed Tuesday morning after being shot three times. The body was found in a pickup truck on a road between the cities of Tepalcatepec and Aguililla in the western state of Michoacán, reports the news agency Quadratín, where the journalist worked. (See this Associated Press article in English.)

Olivera also managed the police news wire ADN Noticias, was a correspondent for La Voz de Michoacán, and an editor for El Día de MichoacánProceso adds.

Olivera is the 7th media professional killed in Mexico this year, his killing coming barely a week after two married journalists were shot to death in their home in the bordering state of Guerrero.

The authorities have yet to detain a suspect or announce a motive, the AP explains in Spanish, but a different Quadratín article says his office was ransacked while relatives were recovering his remains.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.