Vice News – A Mexican journalist who covered crime for a local newspaper has become the 17th journalist killed in Veracruz in the last six years. Attackers shot 48-year-old Pedro Tamayo multiple times in front of his wife and two children, just steps away from his home.
Tamayo had received death threats for his reporting in an area controlled by the Zetas drug cartel, known as Tierra Blanca. He initially fled to Oaxaca, but returned when Veracruz authorities promised to investigate his case and provide him with police protection. But that did not stop attackers from shooting him eight times.