The death Friday of Misael Tamayo Hernandez, editor of the daily newspaper El Despertar de la Costa, appeared to be the sixth killing of a Mexican journalist this year, according to the group Reporters Without Borders. [...]
Days before he was found dead, the editor had written a column denouncing local corruption. The southern state of Guerrero, which includes Zihuatanejo and Acapulco, has been ravaged by a battle between competing drug cartels and the police. Tamayo's newspaper reported extensively on the violence.
"Are we becoming used to this being a 'normal' day in our country?" El Universal asked in a Saturday editorial, as the paper reported on the deaths of Tamayo and a wild shootout in the southern state of Michoacan that left a suspected cartel "soldier" dead.
See Vacation Spot Becoming Narcopulco? for the answer.