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Another reporter and broadcaster murdered, now in Xalapa

Last Monday, Xalapa, Veracruz, was dyed red with the murder of broadcaster and reporter Pedro Pablo Kumul, who worked for AX Noticias, the same medium that reported and regretted the armed attack.

“We regret the terrible event that happened this afternoon in the town of Castillo, where our friend, announcer and reporter for this media outlet Ax Noticias and Es Amor 104.5 H, Pedro Pablo ‘N’, lost his life,” was the message broadcast by the through their social networks.

The outlet also asked the authorities and the state governor, Cuitláhuac García, to carry out an in-depth investigation to find those responsible for this “cowardly act and that it does not go unpunished like many others.”

“At AX Multimedios we unite in prayer and accompany our partner’s family with much love and respect,” he concluded.

According to local media, Pedro Pablo was attacked while driving the taxi in which he also worked, a vehicle that hit a light pole after the attack, while those responsible fled.

Personnel from the Ministry of Public Security (SSP), the Civil Force and Federal Forces arrived at the scene, however, Pedro Pablo no longer had vital signs.

Mexico has registered 18 murders of journalists in 2022, making it the deadliest year for media workers, the international organization for the protection of communicators, Article 19, reported in a report at the end of October.

In the last three six-year terms, 260 journalists have been murdered, and 63 of these correspond to the so far in the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which began on December 1, 2018.

Alberto Martinez
Alberto Martinez
I have travelled around the world and have met many interesting people. I have covered stories from around the world and plan on continuing doing so. I was raised in California, Pico Union area in Los Angeles and climbed the ranks of a small unknown gang until I made it to college where I finally was able to make it out the hood.

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