Police arrest leading suspect in murder of Raúl Gibb Guerrero

first_img July 5, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police arrest leading suspect in murder of Raúl Gibb Guerrero News MexicoAmericas Help by sharing this information Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News Martin Rojas, the leading suspect in the 8 April murder of La Opinión editor Raul Gibb Guerrero in the state of Veracruz, was arrested yesterday in the United States. The alleged head of a Veracruz gasoline contraband ring, Rojas was arrested on a money-laundering charge but investigators said he is also suspected of ordering Gibb’s murder.__________________________________________________________26.04.05 – Local gang members tried to bribe newspaper editor a year before his murderMembers of a local crime organization called “Los Chupaductos” tried to bribe Raúl Gibb Guerrero, the editor of the regional daily La Opinión in the eastern state of Veracruz, a year before he was murdered on 8 April, according to the online newspaper Crónica. They allegedly went to his office and offered him money not to run a series of reports about gasoline smuggling in which they were implicated. The money offered came from the racket. Gibb did publish the reports.The bribe attempt was discovered in the course of the federal justice ministry’s investigation into Gibb’s murder. As a result, Los Chupaductos leader Martin Rojas was detained as the prime suspect but his lawyers got him released on bail. Investigators are meanwhile also considering two alternative motives – that he was killed because of his coverage of drug trafficking or that he was killed at the behest of Julio Domínguez, the editor of the newspaper El Noroeste, who allegedly threatened him._____________________________________________________11.04.2005 – Gunmen slay newspaper editor in Veracruz stateReporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the murder of Raúl Gibb Guerrero, the editor of the regional daily La Opinión, on 8 April in Papantla, in the eastern state of Veracruz. The authorities reportedly suspect drug traffickers of being behind the killing.”There have been three extremely serious acts of violence against the Mexican press in a week,” the press freedom organization protested in a letter to the federal minister of justice. “The disappearance of Alfredo Jiménez Mota, the editor of the daily El Imparcial in northwestern Sonora state, on 2 April, the attempt on the life of radio journalist Guadalupe García Escamilla of Estéreo 91 XHNOE in Nuevo Laredo in northeastern Tamaulipas state on 5 April, and Raúl Gibb Guerrero’s death now signal a further deterioration in the situation of journalists in Mexico,” the letter said.”The scourge of drug trafficking directly threats press freedom. It falls to the federal authorities to react to this nationwide menace by combatting organized crime and ensuring the media are protected. Too many local investigations have led nowhere, sustaining a climate of impunity that must not be allowed to continue,” the letter concluded.Gibb was gunned down at around 9:30 p.m. some 200 metres from his home, to which he was returning. He sustained seven bullet injuries, three in the head, three in the abdomen and one in the left arm. Police said the shots were fired from a distance of about two metres. According to witnesses, four men fired about 15 times from two cars that were following Gibb’s car, which ran off the road and crashed into the verge.The killing bore the hallmarks of the work of contract killers. The Associated Press news agency quoted José Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, the prosecutor in charge of the case, as saying he suspected a link with drug traffickers, who are very active in Veracruz state. La Opinión, which is sold in the north of the state, often has articles on the subject and had one the day before Gibb’s murder.A year ago, the newspaper also reported on the theft and trafficking of fuel taken from the state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos. A local businessman subsequently had to stop operating and is now being prosecuted for tax evasion. Despite all the enemies he had made as a result of his work, Gibb never asked for bodyguards. He is the first journalist to be killed this year in Mexico. Three were murdered last year. MexicoAmericas Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more Reports to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts Follow the news on Mexico News The Mexican police have a suspect in the 8 April murder of Raúl Gibb Guerrero, the editor of the regional daily La Opinión in the eastern state of Veracruz. It is Martín Rojas, the leader of a local gang allegedly involved in trafficking in petroleum products which reportedly tried to buy Gibb’s silence a year ago. May 5, 2021 Find out more RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Men’s Soccer: As season winds down, opportunites dwindle

first_imgThe Wisconsin Men’s Soccer Team (2-10-2, 0-4-1) dropped another tight game last Friday against Big Ten leader Penn State (8-2-2, 4-1-1). After falling in a 2–0 hole, the Badgers showed they still had some fight left in them by responding with a 79th-minute goal. While this goal narrowed the lead to one, their comeback effort came up short and the team failed yet again to win their first conference game.With only three left in the regular season, Wisconsin needs to buckle down and finish strong to avoid being winless in conference play. The quest for the team’s first conference win starts Friday when the Badgers travel to Ann Arbor to take on Michigan.Men’s Soccer: Badgers remain unable to find traction in conference play, fall to Penn StateThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team entered Saturday’s game against conference opponent Penn State looking for positives to take Read…The Wolverines (7-4-3, 2-1-2), have had a successful 2019 campaign. After a trying week — in which the team lost games to No. 4 Indiana and as well as underdog Western Michigan — the Wolverines responded nicely Tuesday in a road win against rival Notre Dame.In a tightly contested game, Michigan scored in the final minutes after graduate student forward Nebosja Popovic rifled a penalty kick past the keeper’s mitts. The goal was Popovic’s 8th in the year, the most anyone in the Big Ten has scored all season.After an illustrious three-year career at the University of Oakland, Popovich came to Michigan as a graduate transfer. The Rochester, Michigan native has been the centerpiece of Michigan’s attack and has taken the Big Ten by storm.Men’s Soccer: Failure to launch, Badger attack has faltered thus farThe Wisconsin men’s soccer team is playing well through the first nine games of their 18-game regular season schedule. To Read…The Badgers — led in part by goalkeeper Dean Cowdroy — will look to neutralize Popovich and the Wolverine offensive arsenal.Traveling away from McClimon Complex has been a nightmare for the Badgers all season. Not only will Wisconsin look for their first conference win Friday but also for their first road win of the season. The squad is 0-4 in true road games, being outscored by a score of 8–1.A glimmer of light in the Badgers otherwise gloomy season has been sophomore, Matthew Comiskey. Although Comiskey started the season as a part-time contributor, he has made the most out of his role by scoring two goals on the season, tied for the most on the team.Men’s Soccer: Badgers rally behind Cowdroy, draw with Maryland in double OTThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (2-6-1, 0-0-1 Big Ten) backed into Friday’s contest against Maryland (4-3-1, 0-1-1), having Read…Over the past two games, Comiskey has seen an increase in his role, playing over nearly 150 minutes the last two games en route to his second goal of the season against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In Saturday’s affair against Penn State, Comiskey contributed yet again by assisting on Wisconsin’s lone goal of the match.With only three games left, time is running out on the Badgers’ season. If the team wants to get a conference win, they will need to buckle down and battle these feisty Big Ten opponents. Following their matchup against Michigan, Wisconsin returns home for senior night against Northwestern Oct. 30.last_img read more