The disappearance and murder in Veracruz from February 5 through 11
of local journalist Gregorio
Jiménez de la Cruz remains mired in controversy.
In mid February, after Jiménez's murder, a group of
journalists traveled to Veracruz and investigated the authorities' response to the
journalist's killing. On March 19, the group, called Misión de Observación, published the
findings of its unprecedented investigation in a report called "Gregorio:
Asesinado por informar" (Gregorio: Murdered for Reporting). Their report documented
Jiménez's disappearance and murder, the state's ineffective response, and the less-than-supportive
working conditions of his newspapers in southern Veracruz.