In the port city of Veracruz,
reporters are fleeing for their lives or are in hiding, according to Notiver, the city's principal newspaper,
and local reporters. This flight began on Wednesday after the decapitated body
Ordaz de la Cruz, a police beat reporter for Notiver for nearly three decades, was found near the building of Imagen, another local newspaper.
Journalists in the city told CPJ that they assumed the murder was a general
threat to reporters working for all news organizations. This follows the
murders on June 20 of the city's most well-known columnist, Miguel Ángel
López Velasco, his wife, Agustina, and their son, Misael. Both father and
son worked at Notiver.