Mexican authorities investigate killing of Honduran journalist

07/10/2017 Reuters

veracruzThe attorney general’s office of the Mexican gulf state of Veracruz said on Monday it has opened an investigation into the shooting death of a Honduran photojournalist, who had apparently fled his home country fearing for his life.

The body of Edwin Rivera Paz was found in the city of Acayucan on Sunday with gunshot wounds and was then identified by a family member, the attorney general’s office said in a statement.

Rivera Paz was a cameraman for the Honduran television program “Los Verduleros” (The Grocers). He fled Honduras after armed assailants shot and killed Igor Padilla, the program’s director and producer, in the violent city of San Pedro Sula in mid-January.

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