2 sons of Mexican journalists killed in Chihuahua
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Two sons of two prominent journalists were gunned down in Chihuahua in northern Mexico over the weekend – but authorities immediately claimed their deaths had nothing to do with the activities of their parents.
Alfredo Paramo, 20, and Diego Paramo, 21, were shot dead by gunmen as they drove home early Saturday in Chihuahua city.
Their parents are well-known journalists in Mexico: David Paramo, a financial journalist of TV Azteca who also hosts a radio program and writes a column for a national newspaper, and Martha Gonzalez, the editor of the local El Peso newspaper.
Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for the media, and criminals frequently target reporters and photographers for reporting on their activities.
Yet the Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office said Sunday the brothers’ deaths were not related to their parents’ work, but didn't elaborate on other possible motives.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto expressed in a tweet his condolences to the parents and ordered the national attorney general's office to assist in the investigation.