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Gunmen in Mexico Shoot Journalist to Death


Unidentified gunmen on Mexico's Gulf coast have shot to death the news director of one of the most influential newspapers in Veracruz, the second shooting attack on Mexican journalists in one week.

Authorities Saturday say four assailants on Friday gunned down Raul Gibb Guerrero, director of the La Opinion newspaper, while he was driving his vehicle in northern Veracruz.

Earlier this week, radio reporter Guadalupe Garcia Escamilla was shot several times in Nuevo Laredo, near Mexico's border with the United States. Ms. Garcia was last reported to be in serious condition.

The two attacks come amid reports of a missing journalist in northern Mexico. The media watchdog group, Reporters Without Borders, has called on authorities to investigate the disappearance of Alfredo Jimenez Mota, who was last seen April 2.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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