Mexico City (AFP) – A Mexican television reporter was shot dead on Wednesday August 30 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, becoming the eighth journalist to be killed this year in a country notoriously dangerous for the media.
Javier Enrique Rodriguez Valladares worked as a cameraman and reporter for Canal 10.
The station said his family had confirmed his death.
The government of Quintana Roo state, which includes Cancun, said another man was also shot dead with him, reportedly while the pair were walking down a street in the city center.
Canal 10 said Rodriguez Valladares was mainly a cameraman but also did interviews and features on political issues.
The state government said there was no immediate indication the murder was related to his work but that all lines of investigation remained open.
Rodriguez Valladares is the third journalist to meet a violent death in Quintana Roo in the past two months.
Ruben Pat, editor-in-chief of the Playa News weekly, was shot dead outside a bar in Playa del Carmen in July, not far from the tourist hotspot.
And on June 29, Jose Guadalupe Chan was shot dead in a Mayan indigenous village in the south of Quintana Roo. He was also working for Playa News as a reporter.
Last year 11 journalists were killed in Mexico which has been ravaged by drug-related violence.
According to various freedom of speech organizations, more than 100 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000. The vast majority of those crimes have gone unpunished.
more recommended stories
Border Patrol detained nine-year-old US citizen for more than 30 hours on her way to school
US Customs and Border Protection officials detained.
Guadalajara attempts to set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s largest tequila tasting
A week-long celebration in the State.
Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio teams up with UN to fight racism
Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio teamed up.
International standards to fight money laundering will be applied in Mexico by July
With more and more money laundering.
Huachicolero criminal leader “El Marro” is still at large
The “Golpe de Timón” operation that.
Profepa closed down a property in Halachó, Yucatán for change of land use without authorization
The Office of the Federal Attorney.
Agrarian officials illegally take land from “ejidatarios” to build a hotel in Chocholá, Yucatán
About 460 hectares of the ejido.
State Secretariat of Sustainable Development to combat severe damage to the Yucatan jungle
During the past 20 years, more.
FAKE CANCUN VIDEO CIRCULATES THE WEB!
Since the 19th of March a.
Tourists welcomed the spring at Dzibichaltún
Hundreds of domestic and foreign tourists.