Journalist Jesús 'Chuchín' Ramos Rodríguez murdered in Tabasco

The journalist and radio broadcaster Jesús "Chuchín" Ramos Rodríguez was assassinated this Saturday with eight bullets in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata, in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco, official sources said.

Jesús Ramos Rodríguez was known in Tabasco as Chuchín Ramos, who was the owner of the radio program "Our region today".
Jesús Ramos Rodríguez was known in Tabasco as Chuchín Ramos, who was the owner of the radio program "Our region today".

The murder was committed by an unidentified man when the journalist was having breakfast in a hotel in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata, a town on the border between Tabasco and the state of Chiapas.

"He was a very prestigious journalist with a long-standing program, and we regret his loss, and on the other hand, the corresponding inquiries are being made," Adán Augusto López, governor of the state, said on Saturday during a public event.

Jesus Ramos Rodriguez was known in that municipality as "Chuchín" Ramos, who was the owner of the radio program "Our region today" that is broadcast on the station "Oye 99.9 FM."

Witnesses say that the communicator came to breakfast at a restaurant with several officials when he was suddenly shot by a subject who got out of a vehicle.

The armed man went directly to Ramos Rodríguez and fired at point-blank range to then flee.

For his part, the Secretary of Government of Tabasco, Marcos Rosendo Medina Filigrana, said that they are already investigating the case and the security agencies are already looking for those responsible for the crime.

"It's a situation that hurts," he told the media.

The authorities cordoned off the scene of the crime and the State Attorney General's Office conducts the corresponding investigations.

Mexico is considered one of the most violent countries for the practice of journalism.

During the past six years of President Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), there were 47 murders of journalists in the Latin American country.

While in the mandate of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which started on December 1, have been killed, telling this broadcaster of Tabasco, four journalists.

The Mexican president, of the leftist Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena), has promised more protection and security measures for reporters, in order to guarantee complete freedom of the press.

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