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Second journalist shot dead in a week in Mexico’s Tijuana

/ 05:30 PM January 24, 2022

Journalists cover the crime scene where journalist Lourdes Maldonado was murdered in Santa Fe, Tijuana’s outskirts, Baja California, Mexico, on January 23, 2022. – A journalist was killed in Tijuana January 23, 2022, the local prosecutor said, the second media worker murdered in less than a week in the Mexican city on the US border. (Photo by Guillermo Arias / AFP)

MEXICO CITY — A Mexican journalist was shot dead in the northern border city of Tijuana on Sunday, the state government said, becoming the second killed in the area within a week.

Lourdes Mandonado, a journalist with decades of experience, was shot dead in her car in the Santa Fe neighborhood of Tijuana, the attorney general’s office of Baja California said in a statement.

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The killing came less than a week after officials reported that Mexican photojournalist Margarito Martinez, 49, died after being shot in the head outside his home in Tijuana.

A source with knowledge of the case said Maldonado had been registered in the state’s protection program for journalists, which included some police surveillance of her home.

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Maldonado was the third journalist killed this year in Mexico.

From 2000 to 2021, human rights group Article 19 has registered 145 murders of journalists in Mexico, with seven deaths last year.

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