Another journalist attacked in Mexico; 3 killed this month – KION546

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Another journalist has been attacked in Mexico, where three have been killed so far this month. Jose Ignacio Santiago said he narrowly escaped when a car carrying armed assailants tried to cut his vehicle off on a rural highway in the southern state of Oaxaca.

Santiago was accompanied by two bodyguards assigned to him under a government program to protect journalists. Santiago had been assigned the guards after he was abducted by a gang in 2017.

The attack comes one day after press groups held more than a dozen demonstrations throughout Mexico Tuesday to protest the killings of three journalists since the start of the year.

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