Up to eight journalists have been killed in Mexico this year, even though the dangers to the local media have been attracting international attention for years and prompted multiple promises from the government to act.
"It's for your own good," said Gov. Javier Duarte of Veracruz, where 12 journalists have been killed since he took office. Six have been killed in Mexico so far this year, a tally on track to double from 2014.
Journalist Moises Sanchez worked as a cabbie to finance his modest newspaper, where he reported on crime and corruption in tiny Medellin de Bravo. He is the eleventh journalist killed in Veracruz since 2010.