Official: Mexican reporter Valdez killed because of his work

Mexico’s national security commissioner says respected journalist Javier Valdez was killed last year because of his work.

National Security Commissioner Renato Sales also said Tuesday at a brief news conference that the arrest of a suspect in Valdez’s killing was achieved without force. The government announced late Monday that a Sinaloa cartel member known by the nickname “Koala” was arrested in Tijuana.

Weeks before his murder, Valdez interviewed Damaso Lopez, who had been Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s right-hand man leading the Sinaloa cartel. At the time, Lopez was battling Guzman’s sons for control of the cartel.

Valdez’s colleagues and journalism advocates called on the government Tuesday to continue pursuing the mastermind of the May 15, 2017, slaying in the western city of Culiacan.

Do you love us?, Please donate to us ,thank you. BTC 38WPVc3xMYmoMp1GcnpDXd1fEzbfgujsCB Etherum 0x6c11844FD079b2490CDd44039e1C2f0940d098dc

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.