|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Mexico

Protesters Demand That Mexican Reporter’s Killers Be Brought to Justice

CULIACAN, Mexico – Residents of Culiacan, the capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, gathered at the city’s cathedral to demand an end to the violence in the region and honor slain journalist Javier Valdez.

The 50-year-old Valdez, known for his coverage of Mexico’s drug war, was gunned down on May 15 in Culiacan while walking near the offices of Riodoce, a newsweekly he helped found.

The protesters read poems, letters and sang during Monday’s demonstration at the cathedral.

They then walked with members of the Caravan for Peace and Human Rights to the Sinaloa Attorney General’s Office to demand that those responsible for the wave of killings in the state be brought to justice.

The caravan arrived in Culiacan on Monday after a journey of more than 300 kilometers (186 miles).

Sinaloa Attorney General Juan Jose Rios invited the protesters into his agency’s auditorium and listened to their demands, telling them that he was working with federal prosecutors to solve the Valdez case.

On May 22, investigators re-enacted the hit on Valdez in the presence of the special prosecutor for crimes against journalists, Ricardo Sanchez; the AG’s office representative in Sinaloa, Gerardo Rodriguez; and Rios.

Valdez was attacked by two gunmen, who fired 12 shots at him, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office said, citing investigators’ conclusions.

Valdez was forced to stop his vehicle, ordered to get out and led away, AG’s office representatives said.

The gunmen shot the journalist numerous times and then drove away from the crime scene, the AG’s office said.

A total of 126 members of the media have been killed since 2000 in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists to work.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved