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Kidnapped journalist found dead in Mexico

Missing Mexican journalist Humberto Millán was found dead with a gun shot wound to the head Aug. 25, reported the Associated Press. Millán, a political reporter from Sinaloa, Mexico, was kidnapped Aug. 24. The journalist did not cover drug trafficking, police affairs or corruption, president of the local journalists organization Seventh of June, José Alfredo Beltrán, told Radio Fórmula.

Millán, 53 years-old, worked for Radio Fórmula where he was the announcer for a local radio program three kilometers north of Culiacán. He was also the editor of the online daily newspaper A Discusión.

One of his colleagues, Berzahi Osuna Enciso, told the Committee to Protect Journalists that the killers would be found among his political enemies.

On the same day of the killing, another journalist announced that he was abandoning Sinaloa because of death threats, Luis Enrique Ramírez wrote on his blog Fuentes Fidedignas.

Mexico leads the list of most dangerous Latin American countries for journalists. In 2011 alone, seven of the reported 20 killed journalists in the region died in Mexico, according to data from the Inter-American Press Association. Click here for a map of attacks on journalists in the country.

 

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