Armed men shot dead Mexican photojournalist Gerardo Torres Rentería in the Icacos neighborhood, in the port of Acapulco, Guerrero, in the south of the country, according to the Police.
Confirmation of the link between the crime and his journalistic work is still pending, Torres Rentería would be the second journalist murdered in Mexico, so far in 2023.
On February 12, the journalist and human rights activist, and environmentalist Abisaí Pérez Romero was assassinated in Tula, in the central state of Hidalgo.
In 2022, Mexico was listed as the most dangerous “country at peace” for the press, concentrating 20% of the murders of journalists in the world, with 13 cases, according to the organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
According to the organization Article 19, a total of 157 journalists have been murdered in Mexico since 2000 in possible connection with their work. Of these, 37 have occurred during the current term of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who took office on December 1, 2018.