Mexico

Maximino Rodríguez Palacios

15 May 2017

The 73-year old veteran journalist was shot dead outside a shop in Paz, a town located in the state of Baja California Sur. Local media reports said the journalist, who was with his wife, had parked his car when unidentified gunmen in another vehicle fired up to 15 bullets on the couple, killing the journalist and wounding his wife.

Maximino Rodríguez Palacios was still active in reporting on the activities of organised crime groups and often published details of the gangsters, including their names. He reportedly was aware of the risks to his life and often said he had no fear and was ready for the consequences of his work.