“Even though you may have bullet-proofing and bodyguards, the gangs will decide what day they are going to kill you.”
Journalist Javier Valdez
On Monday May 15 2017, a prominent Mexican journalist who covered drug cartels and organised crime has been killed. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
The fifty year-old award-winning reporter fearlessly chronicled Mexico’s deadly drug trade for years.
On Monday, Javier Valdez was dragged from his car and shot dead, in Culiacan city, Sinaloa, where he lived and worked.
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“I don’t see a society that stands by its journalists or protects them. At Ríodoce we don’t have any support from business owners to finance projects. If we went bankrupt and shut down nobody would do anything [to help]. We have no allies.”
“Inside me there is a pessimistic bastard, distressed and sometimes sullen, who feels like a somewhat bitter old man with watery eyes, who is bothered by having his solitude spoiled. But he dreams.”
“I have an idea of another country, for my family and other Mexicans, that does not continue to fall into an abyss from which there may be no return.”
Prominent journalist Javier Valdez shot dead in Mexico
Prominent “drug cartels” journalist Javier Valdez shot dead in Mexico