Ángeles, a part-time correspondent for the newspaper Cambio
de Michoacán in the
According to Juan Ignacio Salazar, a senior editor for the Morelia-based Cambio de Michoacán, the journalist has covered a variety of local beats, including organized crime. The editor also said that in late March, Ángeles covered an armed attack on a local indigenous family. According to local journalists, the alleged assailants belong to a local criminal gang.
“We are concerned about the fate of Ramón Ángeles Zalpa,” said CPJ’s deputy director Robert Mahoney. “He is the second journalist from this paper to go missing in less than six months. The authorities must act promptly to find him.”
The journalist’s family reported him missing to the Michoacán state prosecutor’s office, Cambio de Michoacán reported Wednesday. CPJ is investigating whether his disappearance is related to his journalistic work.
indicates that eight journalists, not including Ángeles, have gone missing
since 2005 in