Mexican journalist dies two days after being shot

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Alfredo Cardoso was shot 5 instances on Friday after being kidnapped from his home in violent southwestern Guerrero state.

Mexican journal founder Alfredo Cardoso has died after being shot 5 instances, the Guerrero state governor stated, the second journalist to be killed within the nation in every week.

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Cardoso, a photojournalist from the violent, southwestern state of Guerrero, was gunned down after being kidnapped from his home on Friday, native media reported.

The Guerrero legal professional basic’s workplace stated in a press release Cardoso had succumbed to his accidents in hospital on Sunday. It was not instantly clear if the killing of Cardoso was linked to his work in Mexico.

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“I wish to express my condolences to the family of journalist Alfredo Cardoso Echeverria, founder of the digital media Las Dos Costas, for their lamentable loss,” Guerrero state chief Evelyn Salgado wrote on social media.

Salgado condemned Cardoso’s homicide and stated she had instructed the state authorities secretariat to take care of his household by means of an area initiative set as much as shield human rights defenders and journalists.

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“I have asked the state attorney general’s office to follow up on the investigations into this incident,” she stated.

Cardoso’s loss of life got here simply days after the killing of veteran journalist Fredy Lopez Arevalo within the southern state of Chiapas.

Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontieres, or RSF) commonly ranks Mexico alongside war-torn Syria and Afghanistan because the world’s most harmful international locations for information media.

At least 9 journalists have been murdered in Mexico because the begin of 2021, native media reported, up from eight journalists final yr, though it’s unclear if all of the killings had been linked to their work.

More than 100 reporters have been murdered since 2000 within the nation and solely a fraction of the crimes have resulted in convictions.


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