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16th Mexican journalist killed in 2022

Gunmen in Mexico killed a journalist in Veracruz and another was missing. The killing comes at a time when press freedom organizations are calling the country one of the most dangerous for journalists.

Earlier this week, unknown gunmen shot and killed Pedro Pablo Kumul Amaya, a multimedia journalist with AX Multimedios in Veracruz. Although authorities have not released any information about the case, according to Processthe murder took place while Kumul Amaya was driving a taxi as a side job in Xalapa.

AX Multimedios has released a video of Kumul Amanya’s funeral.

International press freedom organizations note that on the same day that Kumul Amaya was killed, another journalist from Veracruz disappeared. Pedro Hernandez Elvira was the victim of a kidnapping and after more than two days of captivity he was released alive with various injuries.

Kumul Amaya is the 16th journalist murdered in Mexico in 2022. As Breitbart Texas reported, press freedom organizations rank Mexico among the deadliest countries for journalists.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist from Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at

Brandon Darby is the managing director and editor of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and senior Breitbart management. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at


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