Drug cartel hit-man arrested for journalist’s murder

first_img to go further Help by sharing this information September 28, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Drug cartel hit-man arrested for journalist’s murder MexicoAmericas Organisation Reports May 5, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on Mexico News Newscenter_img The Mexican authorities on 24 September arrested alleged contract killer Raúl Castelán Cruz as a suspected participant in the murder of journalist Francisco Arratia Saldierna. A former member of an elite Mexican army unit, Castelán Cruz is said to be a member of the Zetas, a gang of hit-men who work for the Gulf Cartel of drug traffickers. He was located through Arratia’s mobile phone, which he used three times. Under interrogation, he allegedly confessed to taking part in the murder but said he did not act alone. The contract for Arratia’s murder may have been issued by Gulf Cartel boss Jorge Eduardo “El Coss” Costilla and the motive is thought to have been Arratia’s reports about drug trafficking and organised crime.————————————————————-02.09.04 – Journalist killed in MatamorosReporters Without Borders expressed outrage today at the death of political journalist and commentator Francisco Arratia Saldierna. The worldwide press freedom organisation called for a speedy investigation to find the killers and determine whether the attack was connected with his journalistic work. “Every possibility must be considered,” it said. “The US-Mexican border, where trafficking of all kinds takes place, is a dangerous area for journalists doing stories about sensitive matters.” Police said they were looking at various motives.Francisco Arratia Saldierna was kidnapped and tortured on 31 August in the northeastern city of Matamoros (Tamaulipas state). He was seized by strangers who forced him into a car as he was on his way home from a garage he owned. An hour or so later, police got an anonymous call saying he was lying seriously wounded in front of the local Red Cross offices. He died in hospital a few hours later as a result of a broken skull and fingers and burns and injuries on his stomach and shoulders. As well as running the garage, Arratia Saldierna, 55, was a teacher and journalist who wrote political columns, especially about local corruption and organised crime, in four newspapers in Tamaulipas state – El Imparcial, El Regional, Mercurio and El Cinco. Receive email alerts RSF_en MexicoAmericas News May 13, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Last chance to grab a bargain in Rossview Interiors and Donegal Tile Centre sale

first_imgDonegal Tile Centre and Rossview Interiors’ massive Marquee Sale is now in full swing but customers will have to hurry if they want a bargain, as the event ends tomorrow, Saturday at 5pm.Choose from a large selection of clearance wall and floor tiles, most at less than half price, vanity units from €89 and 900mm quadrant shower enclosures down to € 160For this weekend only there is also huge discounts throughout the showroom with 40% off a selection of ‘Laura Ashley’ vanity units. Also in this fantastic sale there is some exceptional value in furniture like storage beds reduced from € 530 to € 260 and Marble Dining Sets reduced from € 2,090 to € 1,400,So don’t miss out just watch for the Marquee from the Polestar Roundabout, Port Road, Letterkenny and pick up a real bargain this weekend.Last chance to grab a bargain in Rossview Interiors and Donegal Tile Centre sale was last modified: April 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Women of excellence: Salukazi Dakile-Hlongwane, corporate dynamo driving women’s empowerment

first_imgSalukazi Dakile-Hlongwane has said her entrepreneurial spirit was inspired by her mother, who helped support the family by making and selling dresses to their Soweto neighbours.Salukazi Dakile-Hlongwane has a passion for social upliftment and has spent her career developing Africa and its women. The company she helped to create, Nozala Investments, is a broad-based women’s investment firm that aims to ensure economic advancement for women.Dakile-Hlongwane grew up in Soweto. Her father was a civil servant and her mother made and sold dresses to neighbours. She has said this inspired her own entrepreneurial spirit. Dakile-Hlongwane went to school in Lesotho, where her parents sent her to escape the Bantu education system. After school, she did an economics degree and went to work for the Lesotho National Development Corporation. She then went to the United States to do her MA in development economics.Since then, Dakile-Hlongwane has worked for the African Development Bank in the Côte d’Ivoire capital of Abidjan, for the Southern African Development Corporation in South Africa, and for FirstCorp Merchant Bank in the structured finance unit. She has served as CEO of Eqstra Holdings Limited and is a director of MultiChoice Africa. She was also assistant general manager of specialised finance at BoE NatWest.Dakile-Hlongwane and two other women, Jean Ngubane and Dawn Mokhobo, were the founding members of Nozala when it was established in 1996. It is currently controlled by its founding members through Nozala Holdings and 10 women’s empowerment groups. A separate trust supports business start-ups in poor areas.last_img read more

US Open 2019 Schedule: Johanna Konta, Roger Federer, Serena Williams in Main Court Action Today

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Schedule of matches at the US Open on Tuesday (all times local, five and half hours ahead GMT, x denotes seeding):Arthur Ashe Stadium (16:00 GMT, 09:30pm IST) Elina Svitolina (UKR x5) v Johanna Konta (GBR x16)Stan Wawarinka (SUI x23) v Daniil Medvedev (RUS x5)(23:00 GMT, 04:30am IST)Serena Williams (USA x8) v Wang Qiang (CHN x18)Roger Federer (SUI x3) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) Daniil MedvedevGrigor Dimitrovjohanna kontaRoger Federer First Published: September 3, 2019, 1:22 PM ISTlast_img


first_imgPower was restored in the Woodbury County town of Hornick Monday as residents return to their flood damaged town.Mayor Scott Mitchell says he’s worried some of them won’t want to stay and the town will lose people.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/HORNBYE1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….ONE OF US :12Hornick residents have been asked to avoid using their toilets, sinks and showers as officials work to get the city’s sewer system functional.Mitchell says people have already started cleaning up their properties.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/HORNBYE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….NORMAL LIFE :11Mitchell says his own basement had about five feet of water when he first got back in Monday.Flooding took out his furnace, washer and dryer.last_img read more

Thousands still in the dark after powerful windstorm across BCs south coast

first_imgVANCOUVER — The powerful windstorm that swept across British Columbia’s south coast Thursday is being described by BC Hydro as one of the most severe in many years.Posts on the utility’s website say Vancouver Island was the hardest hit, while tens of thousands of customers remained without power overnight from northern Vancouver Island all the way east to Hope.Crews worked through the night to restore electricity, cutting the total number of outages to about 160,000 from a high of roughly 400,000 late Thursday, but Hydro warns it could be days before the lights are back on in some areas.Environment Canada says gusts topped 100 km/h just south of Vancouver and in parts of the Fraser Valley, making the storm more powerful than the 2006 gales that levelled a large section of Stanley Park.One person died in Duncan when a tree came down and more details are expected to be released later.All wind warnings have been dropped and service is getting back to normal on BC Ferries routes after all sailings were cancelled Thursday.The first sailings Friday were already full on most major routes, while power outages at smaller terminals was affecting those schedules. The Canadian Presslast_img read more