Eighth Mexican Journalist Murdered in 2020 — Third in Two Weeks
Gunmen fatally shot a Mexican journalist who was preparing a livestream report from the scene of a cartel execution. The murder marks the third journalist killed in less than two weeks and the eighth of 2020.
On Monday morning, Israel Vasquez Rangel from El Salmantino was preparing his report from a crime scene in Salamanca, Guanajuato, when gunmen shot and left him injured, the city government revealed in a statement.
— Gobierno Salamanca (@GobSalamanca) November 9, 2020
The journalist was tipped to a location where gunmen left a mutilated body. There was a considerably slow police response, law enforcement sources revealed to Breitbart Texas. Vasquez Rangel beat police to the scene.
Emergency personnel eventually rushed the journalist to a hospital but he died shortly after transit.
Guanajuato has become one of Mexico’s most violent states where fuel theft and drug gangs like the now-defunct Cartel Santa Rosa de Lima fought with Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) for control of the region.
Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at .
Brandon Darby is the managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and senior Breitbart management. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at .
Tony Aranda from Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project contributed to this report