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Newspaper director abducted at gunpoint from his home in central Mexico

By Ingrid Bachmann

Just two days after four journalists were kidnapped in Durango state, Ulises González García was abducted from his home in the middle of the night, presumably to be held for ransom, La Jornada reports. The journalist is the director of the weekly paper La Opinión, based in Jerez, Zacatecas in north-central Mexico.

According to Zacatecas en Línea, Garcia turned himself in to his armed kidnappers in order to protect his family.

Over the last five days, at least three other local reporters have been threatened by individuals presumed to be involved in organized crime, La Jornada adds.

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.

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