Armando Linares López

The director of Monitor Michoacán, a local news portal, was shot dead in front of his family at his home home in the Carabanchel neighborhood, Zitácuaro. The news was confirmed by the media outlet he managed in a message posted on Facebook.

Linares, who covered news from the region, had been the victim of threats on more than one occasion and, since 2019, had denounced death threats against him and his colleague Joel Vera who also acted as director of the outlet. They had accused Attorney General, Adrián López Solís, as well as a former regional prosecutor of Zitacuaro, of corruption and intimidation.