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Breitbart reporter Gerry Aranda found dead in Mexico

  • Source: CPJ
  • October 19, 2021

"On Oct. 4, [Gerardo Antonio Moreno] Aranda’s body was found in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the southern state of Chiapas, according to news reports. A dual U.S. and Mexican citizen, Aranda was a reporter for the conservative U.S. news website Breitbart, which reported that local authorities believed he drowned while swimming.

In an October 13 statement, however, the Chiapas state prosecutor’s office said that it was implementing 'homicide protocols' in its investigation of Aranda’s death, a set of investigative policies used by state authorities to determine whether foul play was involved in a death.

That statement did not elaborate on whether the authorities had found evidence of foul play, and CPJ repeatedly called the prosecutor’s office for comment but no one answered."

 

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