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Gregorio "Goyo" Jimenez de la Cruz

11 February 2014

The 42-year-old crime reporter for Notisur and Liberal del Surwas kidnapped at his home in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz by masked men. His body was found six days later in a shallow grave together with that of Ernesto Ruiz Guillen, a local union leader, and that of an unidentified taxi driver. Ruiz Guillen, a personal friend of Jimenez, stood up to organized crime and Jimenez wrote about his struggle in the past and used to work as photographer for events organized by the union, reports said. Family sources reportedly said that Jimenez was identified as ' the photographer" by the kidnappers when they came for him.

Source: The Huffington Post