Alejandro Marquez is the tenth journalist killed in Mexico so far this year, according to the account of the international organization Committee to protect Journalists, CPJ, for its acronym in English. The authorities found his body Saturday near Tepic, the capital of the State of Nayarit, on the northwest coast of the country. As reported by local media, his body was found lying in a cane field. His family would have identified this same Sunday.
Article 19, an organization that promotes and defends the freedom of the press, has demanded that the special Prosecutor's office for attention of crimes against freedom of expression and the Secretary of the Interior to investigate the matter. For Article 19, the account becomes nine.
why the difference? Each organization uses a method of counting is different. The CPJ distinguishes between, for example, of the journalists killed in the exercise of their profession-four - not -five-. Respect to Marquez not yet been ruled on. Article does not distinguish between one and the other. Any way, it is not clear why the CPJ includes the Trbet reporter Héctor González, murdered in may, and Article 19, no.
According to the local environment Zezontle 400, the last time that the family of Marquez saw him was Saturday afternoon. "The first statements of some members of their families relate that Marquez had barely finished eating when he received a phone call, so I went out of the house on a motorcycle". After already did not know of him.
The reporter had worked with different media of the state for years, although for a time ran the publishing Orion Informative. Also ran a stage management in Tuxpan, a town close to Tepic, by Brown.
Without being the bloodiest year for the press in Mexico -at least in terms of the amount of reporters killed - 2018 if it is one of the worst. The murder of Carlos Dominguez opened the year. On the 13th of January, gunmen murdered him in Nuevo Laredo, on the border with Texas. After you have killed journalists in Guerrero, Veracruz, Tabasco and Chiapas. In addition to the two that were completed in Quintana Roo between June and July, the two workers of the weekly Beach News.