Two Mexican journalists killed in 4 days

Two Mexican journalists killed in 4 days
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Three journalists in Mexico were killed this week, bringing to at least 10 the number of reporters slain in the country this year.

In the southern state of Guerrero, Edgar Alberto Nava and Rogelio Barragan were killed days apart, and authorities have not said if the two killings are connected or linked to the victims’ work as journalists. The state of Guerrero, many territories of which are controlled by drug trafficking organizations, has one of the country’s highest homicide rates, the research initiative Justice in Mexico says.

Nava was killed Friday in Zihuatanejo de Azueta. Nava was “was shot with a 9mm caliber firearm,” the state attorney general’s office said. An investigation is ongoing, the office said.

Nava worked for the news outlet La Verdad de Zihuatanejo. He also worked as a municipal employee, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas said.

Jorge Sánchez Allec, the mayor of Zihuatanejo de Azueta,