"Journalist Antonio de la Cruz was riddled with bullets near his home this Wednesday morning, June 29. A family member was wounded, according to initial reports from the authorities. The reporter, who had worked for 15 years for the Expreso newspaper in the capital of Tamaulipas, Ciudad Victoria, has become the 12th murder of journalists in Mexico. And it has placed this year as the bloodiest for the profession since records have been kept. So far this year, journalists have been murdered at a rate of two a month, almost always near their homes or workplaces. A tragedy that reminds us why Mexico is the deadliest country in the world to practice journalism, without any authority putting a stop to violence against the press."