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Mexico Journalist Murdered, Fifth Killed in 2019

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7Dnews London - AFP

Thu, 16 May 2019 23:08 GMT

A journalist was murdered in a resort town on Mexico's Caribbean coast after receiving threats, authorities said Thursday, May 16th, the fifth reporter slain this year in one of the most dangerous countries for the press.

Crime reporter Francisco Romero, who was enrolled in the Mexican government's protection program for journalists and human rights activists, was found dead in a pool of blood in his hometown of Playa del Carmen, according to state prosecutors and AFP reporters at the scene.

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