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Killing of Mexican journalist renews anger at Veracruz governor

MEXICO CITY No one yet knows the identity of the assailants who broke into an apartment in a middle-class neighborhood of the capital and shot photojournalist Ruben Espinosa Becerril and four women in the head with a 9 mm handgun. But the anger of Espinosa's colleagues is focused on one man: Gov. Javier Duarte of Veracruz, leader of a state that is a killing ground for journalists. Espinosa had fled his home and his work in Veracruz in early June, arriving in Mexico City and asking for help from journalist advocates, saying he'd been followed and threatened. Months earlier, he'd angered Duarte with an unflattering photo of the governor on the cover of Mexico's main...

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