Mexico Reporter and Family Slain
Monday, 20 June 2011
A journalist, his wife, and their 21-year-old son were shot to death inside their home in this Gulf coast city Monday, authorities said.
Journalist Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco and his family were shot with a 9 mm handgun, said Veracruz state prosecutor Jorge Yunis.
Lopez Velasco wrote a column about politics and crime and was editorial director for the daily newspaper Notiver. His son had been working as a photographer for the same newspaper.
Yunis said investigators haven't determined a motive in the killings and no one has been arrested.
The OPC Freedom of the Press Committee has written a letter to Felipe Calderon of Mexico to end the horrific violence against journalists that has made Mexico one of the world's most dangerous countries for the media.
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