Guillermo Sheridan

In July 2019, Sheridan, a scholar, columnist, public commentator, and literary critic, received a death threat in a letter delivered to his home. The reason and source of the… More

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Marcos Hernández Bautista

Hernández, a reporter who covered the political influence of local strongmen, was shot as he climbed into his car in Oaxaca in January 2016. The alleged gunman was sentenced… More

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Ruben Espinosa

Espinosa was shot execution-style, along with four women, in Mexico City in July 2015. A photojournalist covering violence in Veracruz, he had fled to the capitol after receiving threats.… More

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Anabel Flores Salazar Mariana Contreras

Flores Salazar, a journalist covering crime for the newspaper El Sol de Orizaba, was abducted by armed men and found dead along a highway near Veracruz state. Authorities linked… More

Filiberto Álvarez Landeros

Poet and journalist Álvarez Landeros was shot dead in Tlaquiltenango after hosting a show at a radio station. The Morelos State Attorney General ruled out his journalism as a… More

Guillermo Fernández García

Acclaimed poet and translator Fernández García was bound and killed at his home in Toluca in April 2012. The motive remains unknown. The case was referred to Mexico’s attorney… More

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Javier Valdez Cárdenas

In May 2017, Valdez Cárdenas was shot dead by unknown assailants in Culiacán, Sinaloa State. The authorities arrested two men suspected of being accomplices in the murder. In January… More

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Lydia Cacho

Cacho faces harassment and attacks for her investigative journalism. In July 2019, two individuals broke into her home, stole equipment and research materials, and killed her dogs. Despite IACHR… More

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