Renowned journalist killed as Mexico struggles to contain violence
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A Mexican journalist renowned for his coverage of organised crime is gunned down, as authorities in the country struggle to contain resurgent bloodshed among warring drug cartels.
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The Mexican state of Michoacan is facing an unprecedented wave of violence. Since January, more than 800 homicides have been recorded there, making it Mexico's most violent state. While criminal groups wage a war to control territory, the state's residents pay a heavy price: kidnappings, murders and forced displacements. Our correspondents met one local man who decided to stand up to organised crime by leading a vigilante group. For many other residents, though, exile is the only viable choice.
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The death is the latest in a spate of attacks on journalists. Human rights groups say 2022 has already become the most deadly year for journalists in Mexico in recent memory.
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