Journalist kidnapped and executed in northern Mexico

A journalist was kidnapped and killed in Durango state in northern Mexico on 2 November.

Bladimir Antuna García, a reporter for the police section of El Tiempo de Durango newspaper, was found dead on Monday according to the Durango attorney general’s office. Antuna García had been kidnapped by an armed group early Monday on his way to work in Durango city, the state capital.

On 26 May, following the murder of reporter Eliseo Barrón Hernández, someone called him and threatened that Antuna García would be next. Antuna García, whose work often focused on police matters, also told to the Center for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET) that he survived an assassination attempt on 26 April, when a gunman fired shots at him in front of his home.

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