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Reporter Slain as Pressure Mounts on Mexico to Stem Violence

  • At least eight journalists have been killed in Mexico in 2022
  • Mexico President has lashed out against critics over killings
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Authorities are investigating the death of a journalist who was shot and killed in Michoacan state as violence against media workers in Mexico surges, drawing international criticism.

Armando Linares Lopez was killed in a private residence and suffered gunshot wounds, the state prosecutor’s office said on Twitter. A local journalists’ group said he was murdered in front of his children, and criticized the government for failing to protect him, according to the El Sol de Morelia newspaper.