The Mexican state of Baja California will form an “elite group” to investigate the murder of journalists

Two journalists, Lourdes Maldonado and Margarito Martínez, have been murdered in Tijuana in less than a week

MADRID, Jan. 25 (Royals Blue) –

The governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar Ávila, has asked the Mexican state prosecutor, Ricardo Carpio, to appoint a special prosecutor to lead “an elite group” to investigate the murder of journalists Lourdes Maldonado and Margarito Martínez so that their cases are “resolved as soon as possible”.

Ávila reiterated to the families of the journalists murdered in Tijuana less than a week apart that “they are not alone” and have their “support” and “solidarity,” according to the newspaper ‘Milenio’.

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In protest against the murder, journalists gathered in Chilpancingo, in the state of Guerrero, to demand justice from the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and prevent the alleged responsibility of former Baja California governor Jaime Bonilla from being dismissed.

Maldonado was murdered on Sunday, days after announcing that she had won a lawsuit against Bonilla after nine years in court. Maldonado, with almost 50 years of career, worked for Bonilla in his company Primer Sistema de Noticias (PSN) and filed the lawsuit against the former governor for unfair dismissal and outstanding payroll debts.

As a result of these conflicts, Maldonado, who had asked López Obrador for help because “he feared for his life”, was under the protection protocol for journalists of the Government of Baja California and had a panic button on his mobile phone.

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Journalists from 30 Mexican states are scheduled to demonstrate simultaneously this Tuesday to demand clarification of the murders of their colleagues. In addition to Maldonado and Martínez, journalist Luis Gamboa was murdered on January 10 in the state of Veracruz, making three professionals murdered so far in 2022. Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. journalists.

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