Mexican journalist found shot dead

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OAXACA, Mexico: Mexican authorities found the bullet-riddled body of a radio reporter Monday, officials said.

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Armando Saldana Morales was based in the eastern state of Veracruz and his body was found in neighboring Oaxaca state, prosecutors there said.

They did not give a possible motive for the killing.

Saldana Moreles worked for a radio station called “La Ke Buena”.

He had been shot in several parts of his body, said Oaxaca prosecutor Joaquin Carrillo Ruiz. His body was found next to a white pickup truck with no licence plates.

In drug cartel-plagued Mexico, Veracruz is considered the most dangerous state in which to be a reporter.

From 2000 to September 2014, 82 journalists were killed in Mexico, according to Reporters without Borders.

AFP

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