Hector Gonzalez Antonio

The 40-year-old correspondent for the Excelsior, a national daily newspaper and contributor to local radio and TV stations, was found beaten to death in the state of Tamaulipas of the US border, according to prosecutors quoted in media reports.

The journalist, who covered politics and general news in a state which is in the grip of turf wars among rival drug cartels, was left on a narrow dirty road on the outskirts of Ciudad Victoria one day after he was abducted, media reports added. His body was bloodied, shirtless and missing one shoe.

Source: AFP

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