Journalist Julio Valdivia was found beheaded this Wednesday in the Mexican community of Tezonapa in Veracruz, according to the country’s press.
Initial hypotheses suggest that 44-year-old Valdivia was beheaded on the train tracks that run through the parish. His motorcycle was found next to him, abandoned on the tracks. According to police reports, the body showed signs of violence, according to “El Universal”.
The journalist had reported on murders and kidnappings early in the morning for six months for the newspaper ‘El Mundo de Córdoba’. According to local journalists gathered by the local newspaper ‘El Sol de México’, the agenda in the region is “dictated by organized crime”.
Mexico is the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. In 2019, a dozen journalists were murdered in the country, according to the list compiled by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).