Friday, November 27, 2015   

Reporter kidnapped in southern Mexico
(02-06 12:04)

Mexican authorities say gunmen kidnapped a police beat reporter from his home in Veracruz state, where at least a dozen journalists have been slain or gone missing since 2010.
Veracruz state prosecutors say police and Mexican marines are searching for reporter Gregorio Jimenez, AP reports.
The newspaper Notisur says Jimenez's wife and other witnesses reported that at least five masked gunmen broke into his home in the city of Coatzacoalcos on Wednesday, dragged him out and drove him away in a gray SUV.
Jimenez works for Notisur and the newspaper El Liberal.
Notisur news editor Sayda Chinas says Jimenez had recently published a story about a series of kidnappings in Villa Allende, which is a populous neighborhood in Coatzacoalcos.
A Notisur statement calls Jimenez "a hard-working and honest reporter.''   
Other World breaking news:
Trump on the defensive after being accused of ridiculing disabled New York Times reporter (23 mins ago)
Convicted corrupt Viet officials get death, or restitution, deal (29 mins ago)
Kenyan slum dwellers yearn for water, toilets (36 mins ago)
Canada promises US$75m for UN refugee agency (1 hr 27 mins ago)
Facebook US$250 baby sellers arrested (1 hr 29 mins ago)
Well known Catholic priest turfed for child sex abuse in El Salvador (1 hr 30 mins ago)
Passenger jet landing gear collapses in Mexico City (1 hr 32 mins ago)
Japan bids for Australia sub deal (1 hr 36 mins ago)
Guards swarm streets after man jumps White House fence (1 hr 38 mins ago)
Pope laments urban wastelands before visiting Kenya shanty town (1 hr 42 mins ago)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.