Mexican journalist Armando Linares shot and killed in Zitácuaro

On Tuesday, March 15, unidentified attackers shot and killed Linares, the co-founder and editor of news website Monitor Michoacán, at his home in the central city of Zitácuaro.

Reports stated that the journalist was shot at least eight times and died before he could be taken to a hospital.

“Words cannot describe the shock at Armando Linares’ brutal killing, which continues Mexico’s staggering record of journalist slayings in 2022,” said Jan-Albert Hootsen, CPJ’s Mexico representative. “In light of the alarming frequency with which journalists are being killed, Mexican authorities have no choice but to acknowledge the rampant cycle of impunity and violence that fuels these attacks.”

Linares is the seventh Mexican journalist killed in less than three months in Mexico.