A neighborhood politician from Mexico’s northern state of Chihuahua has been arrested for his suspected involvement within the murder of Miroslava Breach, a Mexican journalist killed almost 4 years in the past.
He has been accused of passing on details about the journalist to those that murdered her. In line with authorities, the politician was the mayor of Chinipas in Chihuahua on the time. He belonged to the conservative Nationwide Motion Celebration (PAN).
On March 23, 2017, Breach was in her automotive exterior her house within the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, when she was shot eight instances.
A correspondent for the nationwide newspaper La Jornada and the regional information web site Norte de Ciudad Juárez, Breach lined the intersection of corruption and crime. A 12 months earlier than she was killed, she had reported on alleged hyperlinks between politicians and the organized crime syndicate generally known as La Línea.
Authorities had beforehand sentenced a suspected chief of the Los Salazar drug cartel to 50 years in jail in relation to Breach’s homicide.
Mexico is without doubt one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. This has been probably the most violent 12 months for journalists in Mexico for no less than 10 years, with 19 murdered just this year, Alejandro Encinas, deputy inside minister for human rights.
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