Journalist shot dead in a resort in Mexico


Journalist doodgeschoten in resort in Mexico

Playa del Carmen is popular with tourists.

A Mexican journalist was Thursday found dead in a resort at the seaside town of Playa del Carmen. Reports that Article 19, an organisation that has the freedom of the press defends.

Francisco Romero was the administrator of the Facebook page Ocurrio Aqui (It happened here) and also worked for other media.

His body with gunshot wounds was found next to his motorcycle in the parking lot of a bar, report local media. Romero was under the protection of the government after all threats had been received.

He is the fourth journalist in eleven months, died in the state of Quintana Roo, which is very popular with tourists.

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists. According to local media arrived this year, seven journalists in the country. In 2018, there were at least ten.