The murder was the FOURTEENTH of its kind in 2022.
Another journalist has been murdered.
Gunmen shot and killed a Mexican journalist at a bar in Guanajuato, Mexico on July 2.
Mendez had been serving as the director of news outlet Tu Voz in Guanajuato.
The establishment was owned by Mendez's relatives.
🚨 ARTICLE 19 también sabe que el periodista tenía antecedentes de amenazas por lo que llama a la FEADLE de la @FGRMexico a atraer el caso y consideren su labor informativa como móvil del crimen.
— ARTICLE 19 MX-CA (@article19mex) August 3, 2022
Mendez had been threatened in the past over his work.
Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Over 90% of crimes against reporters go unpunished in the country.
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