Journalist in Mexico killed at Christmas celebration

World December 20, 2017 05:54

mexico city - A Mexican journalist was shot dead in the Mexican city of Veracruz on Tuesday when he attended the Christmas celebration at his son's school.

The journalist Gumaro Perez (35), who wrote about drug trafficking and safety, was shot and killed four times in the classroom of his six-year-old son in the city of Acayucan.

It is the third journalist who was murdered in the state and the twelfth in Mexico this year. The organization Reporters Without Borders calls Mexico one of the most dangerous places for a journalist. Since 2000, at least 111 people working in the media have been killed in Mexico, the human rights organization reports.

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