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Look at 4 Mexican journalists killed in last week

Thursday - 5/3/2012, 11:28pm  ET

By The Associated Press

(AP) - A brief look at three Mexican photojournalists found slain Thursday and investigative reporter whose body found Saturday, all in Veracruz state:

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GABRIEL HUGE: Worked as photojournalist for more than decade at Veracruz newspaper Notiver until last August, when he and at least 12 other news people left state after July slaying of Notiver reporter Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz. Had recently returned to work. In 2008, filed complaint against group of federal police officers who detained him and beat him to stop him from photographing car accident involving federal police.

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ESTEBAN RODRIGUEZ: Worked as photojournalist for Veracruz newspaper AZ. Resigned last August and left state. Had returned, but went to work as welder.

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GUILLERMO LUNA: Was Huge's nephew, according to local media. Local journalists last saw him Wednesday afternoon covering car accident for news website veracruznews.com.mx. Like Huge and Rodriguez, had left Veracruz state in August 2011 after receiving threats. Body of Irasema Becerra, described by authorities as Luna's girlfriend, was discovered with the three photographers.

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REGINA MARTINEZ: Worked last decade for national weekly newsmagazine Proceso as investigative reporter from her base in Veracruz state capital, Xalapa. Before that, worked for left-leaning newspaper La Jornada.


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