Being a blogger on matters dealing with narcos, guns and Mexican politics can be a nasty business. Neither the Mexican politicians, the police, the military or the narcos themselves want you reporting on --anything. Jaime Gonzalez found out the hard way.
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Fox News/AP) -- Gunmen shot dead an online journalist while he ate dinner at a taco stand in the border town of Ojinaga, across the border from Texas, authorities said Monday.
Assailants killed Jaime Gonzalez Dominguez Sunday afternoon in the town across the border from Presidio, Texas, said Chihuahua state prosecutors spokesman Carlos Gonzalez.
Gonzalez Dominguez published a news website called Ojinaga Noticias...The website didn't carry any major reports about crime or drug trafficking on Monday, when the main story was about the killing of the 38-year-old journalist, who was shot at least 18 times with an assault rifle.
The woman who stood next to Jaime Gonzalez was not injured when the narcos killed Jaime, which means that it wasn't the usual spray and pray murder in which the air is filled with bullets in the hope that one of them will strike the target. (sometimes they do - sometimes they don't) There is also the potential that the murder was part of a love triangle. Though the media has not yet speculated on that angle, I think that it's too early to rule that out.