Celestino Jorge Ruiz Vázquez

The journalist who worked for El Gráfico newspaper and had state protection ordered by the Special Prosecutor's Office for Election Crimes and Crimes against Freedom of Expression following death threats received in 2018, was shot dead in the municipality of Actopan in Veracruz State. Last year, he had survived an attempt to his life when gunmen opened fire on his car.

According to media reports, Vázquez had no security detail when he was shot and killed. He had accused the mayor of Actopan, José Paulino Dominguez, reports added.