President Mexican Orders Thorough Investigation Of Journalist's Murder | News

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The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), specified this Wednesday that a thorough investigation is being carried out into the murder of journalist Lourdes Maldonado, last Sunday in Tijuana, Baja California.


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“We are going to fulfill the commitment to carry out a thorough investigation, this investigation has already begun and we will inform you periodically, as long as it does not affect us in the advancement of knowledge about the possible causes, the motives, those responsible, the authors. intellectual, material, all this, but we are already working”, said the head of state.

AMLO stressed that there is no impunity for this fact, "but at the same time we do not engage in politicking in such a serious matter," he remarked when asked by a journalist, relating former Governor Jaime Bonilla to the figure of the murdered journalist.

In the same way, the president reiterated that summary judgments will not be made and we must have confidence that no one is protected, it is no longer the time before. "Yesterday I said it, we are not the same," he stressed.

"We see with anger and indignation that crimes against journalists in the country continue to go unpunished, killing a journalist in Mexico is like killing no one," was one of the alerts made by journalists who demonstrated on Tuesday, January 25, to claim justice for murdered compañeras and compañeros.

Lourdes Maldonado attended the morning press conference at the National Palace on March 26, 2019, and exposed a border problem. Similarly, local media acknowledge that the journalist warned of threats against her related to a labor conflict, whose counterpart was Jaime Bonilla, then federal delegate and later governor.

The first reporter assassinated with López Obrador as president was Norma Sarabia, on June 11, 2019 in Tabasco; and the second was María Elena Ferral, on March 30, 2020, in Veracruz.

In 2021 alone, they murdered José Luis Gamboa (January 10 in Veracruz), Margarito Martínez Esquivel (January 17 in Baja California), and recently Lourdes Maldonado López, on January 23, also in Baja California.

The communication platform Disinformémonos, from an article made about the murder of Lourdes Maldonado and communication professionals, reported that with organized reporters they pointed out that in a feminicidal country like Mexico, where 11 women are murdered every day, the murder of a A woman journalist must challenge us and mortify us on a social level as well, since she touches the most sensitive fibers of a place where the social fabric has been torn.

The area of ​​Networks of Journalists and Freedom of Expression of the Women's Communication and Information Association (CIMAC) documented that every 38 hours a female journalist or communicator is subjected to some type of violence for her communication work.

On the other hand, the Network of Human Rights Defenders in Mexico condemned the murder of Lourdes Maldonado, sued the state governor, Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda; and demanded that the Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists implement effective measures that guarantee the protection of communicators and journalists.

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