Local reporter found beheaded in Mexico’s Veracruz state

first_imgNews MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence May 5, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies The other four journalists to have been murdered in Mexico 2020 are Pablo Morrugares, Víctor Fernando Álvarez Chávez, Jorge Miguel Armenta Ávalos and Maria Elena Ferral Hernández, who was also from Veracruz state. Veracruz is one of Mexico’s most dangerous states (see, for example, RSF’s 2017 report), with three journalists murdered there since Cuitláhuac García was sworn in as governor in December 2018. The body of Julio Valdivia Rodríguez, 41, was found yesterday afternoon a few kilometres outside Tezonapa, a municipality 100 km southwest of the city of Veracruz. RSF has been told residents called the police after finding his headless body and, a few meters away, his head and his motorcycle with his newspaper’s logo. Rodríguez had been a Tezonapa-based local correspondent for the daily Diario El Mundo for the past seven years, covering general news. Because of an increase in violence in the area this year, he recently began specializing in what the Mexican media call “nota roja” – crime, accidents and natural disasters. His last report, on 7 September, was about an armed clash between the police and a local criminal gang. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its appeal to Mexico’s federal and local authorities to take urgent measures to protect journalists throughout the country and, in particular, in the eastern state of Veracruz, where a local newspaper reporter yesterday became the fifth Mexican journalist to be murdered this year. Organisation Mexico is ranked 143rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Rodríguez was given protection by the Veracruz State Commission for the Attention and Protection of Journalists (CEAPP) in 2015 after the murder of Armando Saldaña Morales, a fellow journalist from Tezonapa. The protection was soon withdrawn and since then Rodríguez had not reported receiving any specific threat to the CEAAP. Located in mountains on the border with Oaxaca state, Tezonapa and the adjoining Oaxacan municipality of Cosolapa have become a strategic centre for the region’s criminal groups, who wage turf wars and compete for privileged links with local politicians. Illegal trafficking in fuel, extortion, kidnappings and murders have all become common there in the past three years. News May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence Receive email alertscenter_img Ten journalists were murdered in connection with their work in Mexico in 2019, which made it the world’s deadliest country for media personnel. Help by sharing this information Reports Follow the news on Mexico September 10, 2020 Local reporter found beheaded in Mexico’s Veracruz state “A crime of such brutality cannot go unpunished,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “The Veracruz authorities must lose no time in identifying this murder’s perpetrators and instigators and should focus their investigation on a link with the victim’s journalistic work. Reporters in Veracruz have been subjected to an absolutely appalling level of violence for more than a decade. We call on the local and federal authorities to take stock of the extreme vulnerability of journalists in Veracruz and do what is necessary to guarantee their safety.” to go further Source: Colima Noticias News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Fascinating online insight into city’s records

first_imgNewsLocal NewsFascinating online insight into city’s recordsBy admin – July 7, 2011 533 Advertisement Previous article‘Until Bill produced, we’re debating a press release’ – Cllr KennedyNext articleBye week for Limerick FC admin Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img INVALUABLE information for local historians, researchers and the men and woman interested in researching aspects of Limerick city’s past, is available from the Limerick Archives Department, which has responsibility for the records of the city council.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The City Archives, which also collect donations of material relating to the city, its people and organisations, including Limerick Chamber, Limerick Harbour Commissioners and Limerick Union Board of Guardians, has now made these collections freely available on www.limerickcity.ie“Each year new collections are added to the website – for instance in 2010 the council’s Health and Welfare records, dispensary records, allotments and turf production records were added, as were a selection of collections from Limerick’s Christian Brothers School and other bodies,” says a spokesperson for City Hall.A fascinating insight into the Quaker community in Limerick was recently made available through the donation of a microfilm copy of the Quaker Papers at a launch in the Quaker Meeting House.The papers contain records of meetings, records of births and marriages and of grievances when their goods were seized in lieu of tithes due to the Established Church.A fascinating series of diaries, documents and photographs of the Limerick man, DCC Mercier, who worked as a mill manager in Ranks Flour Mills from 1922 to 1961, was donated to the archives in October 2010.The papers document Mr Mercier’s working life in one of Limerick’s key industries.A reception to mark the donation was held in City Hall and former Ranks’ workers and their families were invited to attend. Linkedin Email Printlast_img read more