Mexican journalist, Hector Gonzalez Antonio beaten to death

Reporter covering Mexico bloodshed found beaten to death

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Mexican journalist, Hector Gonzalez Antonio, was found beaten to death on a gravel side street in the city of Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, according to the Tamaulipas state attorney general. About it reports Reuters.

This week, Gonzalez became another victim of what he once described as "the crisis of insecurity" in Tamaulipas.

Gonzalez is the third reporter to be killed in Mexico in the last two weeks, and at least the sixth this year.

Tamaulipas is a hotspot of turf wars between Mexico's cartels, who compete for drug-trafficking and other organized crime businesses.

A week after a female journalist was found dead at her home in Mexico, another journalist was beaten to death here, police said as they launched an investigation into the case.

That included at least 11 murdered journalists, making the country the deadliest in the world for the profession after Syria, according to watchdog group Reporters Without Borders. Gonzalez was a national correspondent for Mexico's Excelsior and worked in various local outlets.

Mexico is one of the most risky countries in the world for journalists.

Huerta, a radio and television journalist, was shot dead on May 15 as he left his home in a suburb of Villahermosa, the capital of the southern state of Tabasco. "I also call for immediate answers in this case and for justice", del Rio said on Twitter.

Racked by violent crime linked to the multi-billion-dollar narcotics trade, Mexico posted a record number of homicides previous year: 25,339. In 2017, nearly 29,000 people were killed in Mexico-the highest total since records began two decades ago.

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