Recent murder takes Mexican journalist death toll to 12

Alberto Velazquez of the Expresiones de Tulum was killed last week. (Mexico: Reporter Is 12th Killed in 2009) The CPJ says Velazquez was targeted because of his articles critical of local officials. Earlier the paper had received threats after each article was published.

The killing raised the number of murdered journalists to 12 for this year and to 18 since 1992.

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