For Reporters in Mexico, Journalist’s Death Underscores Job’s Growing Danger

The young photographer had fled the state of Veracruz in fear for his life to seek security in Mexico City. On Sunday, his fellow journalists mourned the loss of Ruben Espinosa, shot to death two days earlier in a middle-class neighborhood in the capital.


“Killing journalists won’t kill the truth,” read a banner held aloft at a demonstration at the Angel monument in central Mexico City. Some demonstrators held bunches of small white flowers; others worked while they mourned, covering the protest for their publications.

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