Rodríguez: killed in La Paz. Rodríguez: crime reporter was killed yesterday.

Crime beat reporter executed in La Paz

Fourth journalist to be killed in Mexico in less than two months

A crime reporter who wrote for a Los Cabos blog and other publications was shot dead yesterday in La Paz.


Maximino Rodríguez Palacios became the fourth journalist to be killed in Mexico in less than two months.

Rodríguez, 73, was shot by armed men traveling in a pickup truck after he parked his car outside the store City Club Forjadores. He had been accompanied by his wife, who was unhurt.

Rodríguez worked for the blog known as Colectivo Pericú and was also a correspondent for the newspapers El Heraldo and Excélsior, writing a column on security. He was also a spokesman for the Superior Court of Justice and the Attorney General’s office of Baja California Sur.

Colectivo Pericú condemned the attack and demanded that authorities solve the crime “and many other crimes that remain unpunished and have left families shattered by pain.”

He was the second journalist targeted in the state in less than a month. Julio Omar Gómez Sánchez survived an attack in Cabo San Lucas March 28, but his bodyguard was killed.

Source: Reforma (sp), Colectivo Pericú (sp)

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  • Barbara Spencer

    How sad and totally senseless. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    • Güerito

      It’s not really senseless. These Mexican reporters are killed for a reason.

      They’re killed if they are investigating or reporting on narcos and/or their connection to corrupt government officials.

      • WestCoastHwy

        Once upon a time, Baja Sur was a peaceful environment of people that did not think they were in Mexico but California Sur. As time when on…….things changed……the Mexicans came.

  • K. Chris C.

    Which cartel got him? Some private enterprise drug runners or one of the myriad of Mexican governments?

    Either way, the Mexican and US tyrannies killed him.

    “How’s that CIA profit supporting ‘drug war’ going?”?

    An American citizen, not US subject.

  • Güerito

    Kinda off topic, but former PRI governor Javier Duarte was captured last night in Guatemala.

  • WestCoastHwy

    Unbeknown to most educated people……Mexico is in a war: a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state.

    If you were to put on a uniform, loud speaker, pin and paper, or blog for that matter, you become an enemy within this war. As a result, you can be killed which is not totally senseless or sad.

    If Maximino Rodríguez Palacios’ family didn’t want him killed, they should of shown compassion and told him not to enter the War.

  • Henry Wilson

    gangland 20s chicago on a national scale. mexico ceased to be a nation the day the foolish voters returned the mafioso party pri to power in 2012. a party which ruled as a party dictatorship brutally for longer than did the communist party of the soviet union. and now…here they are again…….up to their old tricks. “a people normally deserve the government they get.” j. de Maistre, 19th century French essayist and diplomat.