A journalist has been found dead in a resort town in Mexico, marking the fifth journalist killed in the country this year.
Crime reporter Francisco Romero, who was enrolled in the Mexican government’s protection program for journalists and human rights activists, was found dead in a pool of blood in his hometown of Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coastal side of Mexico. Romero ran a Facebook-based news site called “Ocurrio Aqui” that covered local crime and politics.
Romero had enrolled in protection after one of his colleagues were killed last year. An investigation into his death has been launched.