Mexico violence: Third journalist killed this year

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A Mexican journalist has been shot dead in the northern border city of Tijuana, officials say, the third journalist to be killed in the country this year. Lourdes Maldonado López, who had decades of experience, was attacked in her car as she arrived home on Sunday. She had previously said she feared for her life, and was enrolled in a scheme to protect journalists, activists said. The country is one of the world’s most dangerous for journalists, and dozens have been killed in recent years. Many of those targeted covered corruption or powerful drug cartels. Campaigners say the killings are rarely fully investigated, with impunity virtually the norm. The motive for Maldonado’s killing was not clear and no-one has been arrested.(BBC)…[+]