The famous Mexican writer and journalist Javier Valdez, who covered the topic of drug crime in this country, was killed on Monday in Culiacan, located in the state of Sinaloa, reported on may 16 leading foreign media.
The portal Riodoce based valdés, writes that the journalist was shot in the center of the city – attackers shot him at least 10 bullets, then fled the scene.
Valdez is known as the author of works of «Miss narco» and «Muzzle drug», dedicated to activities of Mexican drug cartels. He recently published a book … named «Narcoguerrilla», in which he spoke about the members of the media opposing the threats of the mafia, reminds news Agency RIA Novosti.
The city of Guanajuato – the birthplace of the eponymous cartel, headed by Joaquin Guzman Loera, earlier this year, was extradited to the United States. However, the state continues to be the scene of battles between different cartels for control of drug transit to the United States.
Valdez is the fifth well-known journalist, who died in Mexico over the past two months. The most notorious was the murder of Miroslava breach, a correspondent of the influential newspaper Jornada in the state of Chihuahua, committed on March 23. She was shot by bandits outside his home in Chihuahua.
Just since 2000, according to the journalistic community of Mexico, in the country has killed more than 115 media workers, 20 were missing, was attacked more than fifty.