MEXICO CITY – Officials say a Mexican journalist has been gunned down in the Gulf Coast state of Tabasco.
The state attorney general’s office said in a statement that radio journalist Jesus Ramos was shot and killed early Saturday.
Local media outlets reported that Ramos received multiple bullet wounds while eating breakfast at a restaurant that he frequented.
Ramos is the second journalist to be killed in Mexico this year. In January, the director of a community radio station was killed and dumped along a roadside in Baja California Sur.
The country currently ranks seventh by the Committee to Protect Journalists’ impunity index, which tallies the number of unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of a country’s population in places where it is dangerous to work.
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