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Specialists investigate murder of journalists in Tijuana, Mexico

Specialists investigate murder of journalists in Tijuana, Mexico

Mexico, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The government of Mexico took over the investigation of the murder of journalist Lourdes Maldonado and sent today a specialized team to Tijuana, Baja California, where the event occured two days ago.
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A week earlier, Lourdes colleague´s Margarito Martínez was also murdered in Tijuana, bringing to 28 the number of journalists killed by violence in three years of president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, without protection measures implemented having been able to prevent it.

According to the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection, the team of specialists sent to baja California has the mission to make an in-depth investigation into what happened to journalist Maldonado, a well-known activist in favor of labor rights for workers, specially maquiladoras.

Both the government and the union consider that behind both murders, specially Lourdes, there are political motivations, reason why López Obrador´s order is to get to the bottom of the matter.

The undersecretary of Public Security, Ricardo Mejía Berdeja, said that in these actions the federal governmet will provide the necessary personnel, and reasserted the full will of the government of Mexico to prevent that these events from going unpunished.

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