Two Journalists Murdered in Mexico City

The violence against journalists continues in Mexico, where two reporters, Marcela Yarce Viveros and Rocio Gonzalez Trapaga were found dead yesterday in a Mexico City park. Both were naked and bound, with strangulation marks on their necks. Viveros was the co-founder of the political magazine Contralinea, while Trapaga was a former Televisa reporter, according to Tracy Wilkinson of the LA Times. Viveros and Trapaga are the seventh and eighth journalists known to be murdered this year in Mexico.

More from Wilkinson:

Although dozens of journalists have been killed, kidnapped or threatened as part of Mexico’s spiraling violence, this appears to be the first time news media employees have been slain in the relative safe harbor of Mexico City.

It was not immediately known whether the attacks on the women were related to their work. The treatment of the victims followed the pattern of hits ordered by drug gangs.

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