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Mexican President Responds to Reporter’s Murder with Promise of Protection

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said on Monday that he had agreed with his security cabinet to maintain protection for journalists and social activists, his remarks coming in response to a press question regarding the first reporter killed during his tenure, which began on Dec. 1.

During a press conference, which took place after a meeting with security officials, the president was asked about the murder of journalist Jesus Alejandro Marquez Jimenez in the western state of Nayarit.

The president replied that the agreement reached at the security meeting was “to maintain protection for threatened persons, in particular journalists.”

“As you know, it was decided to remove all bodyguards from officials, including former presidents. But today, it was agreed to maintain vigilance and protection for journalists and social activists, people who are threatened,” he said.

He noted that his administration will be awaiting information about the murdered journalist, adding that he will travel to Tepic, the capital of Nayarit, on Friday.

On Sunday, Marquez Jimenez’s body was found in a sugar cane field in the town of Xalisco, Nayarit.

Media accounts said the reporter had been shot execution style in the neck but, so far, state authorities have not shared details about the crime or the possible motives behind it.

 

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