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Who is Julio Valdivia : (Bio,Wiki,Age,Career,Family,Death.) a Mexican reporter found beheaded in veracruz state

Mexican reporter Julio Valdivia found beheaded in Veracruz state

Julio Valdivia Bio,Wiki, Age,Career,Family,Death

A Mexican journalist who covered crime in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz was found beheaded near train tracks this week, according to local reports.Julio Valdivia  who specialized in “nota roja” journalism, focusing on grisly stories in a state plagued by gang violence was discovered “beheaded and tortured” in the remote Tezonapa municipality, according to a staff member at the Diario El Mundo newspaper where Valdivia worked.

Valdivia’s body, which had been beheaded, was found near train tracks in the town of Motzorongo at about 2:30 p.m., according to one of the journalist’s colleagues who spoke to CPJ on the condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized by the newspaper to speak on the matter.

Julio Valdivia age

He died at the age of 44 years old.

Julio Valdivia career

He was a reporter for the local El Mundo newspaper. Julio joined El Mundo in 2014 and was the regional correspondent for the newspaper in Tezonapa, covering a broad range of issues.

Julio Valdivia death

The Veracruz state prosecutor’s office had not yet issued an official statement about the case on its website or social media accounts as of today, but investigators told Animal Político, a Mexico City news website, that they had ruled out an accident. CPJ called the prosecutor’s office several times, but no one answered. During a press conference today in Mexico City, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador urged authorities to investigate the case, according to news reports.

It initially appeared that Valdivia had been run over by a train, but the prosecutor’s office ruled that out, the staffer said.Valdivia is the fourth journalist killed in Mexico this year.Last year, about half of all journalist murders worldwide occurred in Mexico, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

A view of the site where the body of journalist Julio Valdivia was found in TezonapaPolice at the scene of where Valdivia was found.

Yesterday, Valdivia told the colleague who spoke with CPJ that he was leaving his residence on a motorcycle provided to him by the newspaper to report on a story in Tezonapa, but did not specify the subject of the story.

The news reports on Valdivia’s killing said the reporter had received death threats recently but did not provide more details. Valdivia’s colleague told CPJ that other staffers at the paper told him that Valdivia had received threats, but said he was unaware of the details.

Valdivia, 41, joined El Mundo in 2014 and was the regional correspondent for the newspaper in Tezonapa, covering a broad range of issues, his colleague said, adding that Valdivia’s most recent reporting was heavily focused on crime and security.

Mexico is the most dangerous country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere. At least three journalists have been murdered in the country in 2020 in direct relation to their work, according to research by CPJ, which is investigating a fourth killing to ascertain the motive. On March 30 of this year, journalist Maria Elena Ferral was murdered in Veracruz.


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