Mexico announces arrest of those involved in the murder of a journalist | News

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The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced this Wednesday the capture of three people who are attributed with the murder, last January, of the journalist Lourdes Maldonado and said that in the country "impunity is not allowed."


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López Obrador, whom the deceased herself had asked for protection at the time because she feared for her life, said that the arrest occurred on Tuesday after a joint investigation between the federal government and the authorities of Baja California, in the north of the country.

On January 24, Lourdes Maldonado was found dead in a vehicle with gunshot wounds outside her home in the border city of Tijuana, Baja California.

It was the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, who gave the information, and assured that the arrests were thanks to the cooperation of the federal and local authorities, who gave a timely follow-up to each piece of evidence, which made it possible to issue arrest warrants. capture and search.

That murder occurred just five days after the photographer Margarito Martínez was executed in front of his home by a subject who opened fire on him and abandoned his weapon as he fled.

Meanwhile, the undersecretary of Public Security, Ricardo Mejía Berdeja, pointed out that despite the fact that the alleged perpetrators were arrested, the motive for Maldonado's murder has not yet been determined.

Mejía Berdeja exposed evidence where a group of three men were observed carrying out surveillance tours outside the victim's house where she was finally murdered.

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