Mexico Says Alleged Perpetrators of Journalist's Murder Were Arrested

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has arrested the alleged perpetrators of the homicide of journalist Lourdes Maldonado, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stated Wednesday, following the killing of 4 media employees this yr.

“We’re working, they aren’t forgotten,” Lopez Obrador in a information convention, throughout which his workforce introduced images and maps displaying the actions of the alleged perpetrators.

Rosa Icela Rodriguez, head of the Safety and Citizen Safety regulation enforcement company confirmed the arrest of three individuals linked to the crime.

Neither Lopez Obrador nor his safety workforce gave particulars on their identification or motive.

Maldonado, 68, was shot in entrance of her home within the border metropolis of Tijuana on Jan. 23. Three years earlier, she had raised the difficulty of journalist killings with Lopez Obrador throughout a information convention and stated she feared for her life.

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Thus far this yr, three different journalists have been killed: Jose Gamboa within the jap state of Veracruz, Margarito Martinez in Tijuana and Roberto Toledo within the western state of Michoacan.

Activists say legal teams and drug gangs, in addition to corrupt officers, are suspected of finishing up lots of the killings of reporters in Mexico.

U.S. lawmakers urged Mexico to step up safety for journalists and criticized the president for publicly lashing out at his authorities’s critics within the media on Tuesday.

Senators Tim Kaine and Marco Rubio requested the Biden administration in a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to take a much bigger function in pushing the Mexican authorities for stronger motion.

(Reporting by Raul Cortes Fernandez and Diego Ore; Writing by Valentine Hilaire; Enhancing by Alistair Bell)

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