Lourdes Maldonado Lopez was killed by “firearm while she was aboard a vehicle,” said the General Parquet of the State of Lower California. A photoreporter was murdered on January 17 in the same city.
Le Monde with AFP
This is the second murder of a media professional in a week in Tijuana. A journalist was “murdered”, Sunday, January 23, in this city in northwestern Mexico located on the United States border, announced the regional prosecution. Collaborator of several Mexican publications, photographer Margarito Martinez was killed Monday, January 17 near him, in Tijuana also.
Lourdes Maldonado Lopez was killed by “firearm while she was aboard a vehicle,” said the General Parquet of the State of Lower California. An investigation was opened.
This journalist had worked as a correspondent of a Mexican media in Tijuana in the 1990s. She then worked for several media, including Primer Sistema of Noticias (NHP) led by Jaime Bonilla, Governor of the State of Lower. California from 2019 at the end of 2021, within a coalition integrating the Morena presidential party.
“We are afraid for my life”
M me Lopez had won a few days ago a trial against PSN, which it had been pursuing for nine years for abusive dismissal, had reported the Mexican press. The journalist had asked the President of the Republic, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, “Support, Help and Justice because we are afraid for my life”, according to a video republished on social networks at the announcement of his assassination.
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“I have been in lawsuit for six years with [Jaime Bonilla]”, she said, challenged the head of state at one of her press conferences. The video was recorded two years ago, according to some sources. The Chairman had sent him back to his “Social Communication Coordinator” (spokesperson) for “he supports and  ‘support, so that we are asking justice, so that he could not there are no abuse of power “.
Mexico is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, exposed to reprisals of narcotural cartels at work in several of the 32 states of the country.
At least seven journalists were killed in 2021, according to a count of the France-Presse agency, which tries each time to establish whether the victim was still active and if his journalistic work cost him the life. According to figures from the Human Rights Commission, it is a hundred journalists who have been killed since 2000.