Mexico: Organizations demand authorities take action in journalist Yolanda Caballero's case

"Article 19 and the Office for Mexico and Central America and Communication and Information of Women A.C. (CIMAC, for its Spanish acronym) condemn the violence against independent journalist Yolanda Caballero Jacobo, in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

On Jan. 22, the journalist published an article on her social media regarding the sewage situation facing the municipality of Tijuana. In the article, she reports how, as a result of the rains, there has been serious flooding and property damage. Likewise, the journalist highlighted alleged failures in the management of Mayor Montserrat Caballero Ramírez and the impact of these decisions on the improvement of the city's infrastructure.

In the same publication, the mayor, through her profile, responded in a comment where she stigmatizes the journalist by falsely inferring that the journalist is looking for money instead of doing her journalistic work, as well as wanting to deceive the citizens."


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