Javier Valdez Cárdenas

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Javier Valdez Cárdenas
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Born(1967-04-14)April 14, 1967
DiedMay 15, 2017(2017-05-15) (aged 50)
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
OccupationJournalist, author
Known forInvestigative journalism of organized crime
AwardsInternational Press Freedom Award (2011)

Javier Valdez Cárdenas (April 14, 1967 – May 15, 2017) was a Mexican journalist and founder of Ríodoce, a newspaper based in Sinaloa. He received several international awards for his writings on drug trafficking and organized crime in the Mexican Drug War.

On May 15, 2017, Valdez Cárdenas was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen around noon, blocks away from the Ríodoce offices in Culiacán, Sinaloa.[1][2] He was 50 years old.[3]

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  1. Paullier, Juan (15 May 2017). "Asesinan a tiros en Sinaloa a Javier Valdez, el periodista que cubrió como nadie el narco mexicano". BBC Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. "Asesinan al periodista mexicano Javier Valdez Cárdenas, quien cubría temas de narcotráfico en el estado de Sinaloa". Univision (in Spanish). 15 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. "Mexican authorities say well-known journalist Javier Valdez was shot and killed in the Sinaloa state capital of Culiacan". The Washington Post. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017 – via The Associated Press.