Mexican reporter found dead after kidnap

Valentín Valdés Espinosa, journalist of the newspaper Zócalo de Saltillo, was found dead On 8 January in the city of Saltillo, northern México.

Valdés Espinosa had been kidnapped the day before with a colleague, after they left the newspapers offices. According to the magazine Proceso, the second reporter was later released.

Valdés had been tortured and shot several times, Coahuila’s attorney general’s office said. The reporter was found with a message that read: “This is going to happen to those who don’t understand. The message is for everyone.”

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