Who is Jacinto Romero Flores? Wiki, Biography, Age, Shot Dead, Suspects, Investigation

Jacinto Romero Flores
Jacinto Romero Flores

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Jacinto Romero Flores was a radio journalist who was shot and killed in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz Thursday, according to his station and state authorities.

Flores was gunned down in the community of Potrerillo, in the township of Ixtaczoquitlán, according to Hugo Gutiérrez Maldonado, the head of Veracruz state security agency, via Twitter. Gutiérrez said state police were carrying out an operation in the area following the killing.

Age

His age is unclear.

Incident Details

The radio journalist has been shot to death in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The press freedom organization Article 19 says Jacinto Romero Flores had been threatened.

He was gunned down Thursday morning in the community of Potrerillo. Police say they are carrying out an operation in the area following the killing. Romero worked for Ori Stereo 99.3 FM.

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The State Commission for Attention to and Protection of Journalists condemned the killing and called on the state prosecutor’s office to open a full investigation, including into what role if any Romero’s journalism played in his murder.

Career

Romero worked for Ori Stereo 99.3 FM. The station expressed its sadness for his death. “The media are not the cause nor the effect of violence in the country, but we do suffer the consequences for carrying out journalism and communication,” it said in a statement.

The State Commission for Attention to and Protection of Journalists condemned the killing and called on the state prosecutor’s office to open a full investigation, including into what role if any Romero’s journalism played in his murder.

Statement

Press freedom organization Article 19 said Romero had received threats. The U.S.-based Committee to Protect Journalists said via Twitter that it had “learned of and strongly condemns the murder of reporter Jacinto Romero in the state of Veracruz and urges authorities to undertake a swift, transparent and exhaustive investigation into the killing.”

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