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Another Journalist Slain in Mexico’s Violent Veracruz State

FILE - A man runs with toys as a store is ransacked by a crowd in the port of Veracruz, Mexico, Wednesday Jan. 4, 2017.
FILE – A man runs with toys as a store is ransacked by a crowd in the port of Veracruz, Mexico, Wednesday Jan. 4, 2017.

XALAPA, MEXICO —

An attacker shot a journalist to death Sunday in the Mexican state of Veracruz, adding to the toll in a region plagued by drug gang violence and allegations of government corruption.

Journalist Ricardo Monlui was leaving a restaurant with his wife and a son in the town of Yanga, outside the larger city of Cordoba, when a man who appeared to have been waiting shot Monlui twice and fled, local police chief Carlos Samuel Hernandez said. The wife and son apparently were unhurt.

Monlui is at least the…

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