Journalist Susana Carreño was stabbed in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, after an alleged assault, and her health status is reported as fair to serious, after being hospitalized.
According to the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office, the journalist was with another person when she was approached by several subjects who took her belongings and the vehicle in which she was traveling, near the Playa Grande ejido, in the La Moderna neighborhood.
Preliminary reports indicate that the injuries were in the neck and chest or near the abdomen. She was transferred to the CMQ Premiere Hospital, where she underwent surgery in the operating room.
Enrique Alfaro, governor of the state, lamented the attacks against the director of Radio Universidad in Puerto Vallarta and assured that the security and ministerial authorities are looking for those responsible.
“I spoke with the rector of the University of Guadalajara, I will personally follow up on the case and, above all, the Government of Jalisco is staying informed about her state of health,” he added.
The state prosecutor’s office learned of the attack through the emergency lines and the first to go were agents from the municipal police station. They immediately requested support from medical personnel.
“Ministerial personnel opened the investigation folder and went to the scene in order to carry out the survey of evidence to obtain data that would allow them to find those responsible for this fact,” said the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office.
The University of Guadalajara strongly condemned the prevailing violence and insecurity in Jalisco that affect the integrity of its inhabitants and described the attack against Susana Carreño as cunning.
For now, the institution stated that it awaits clarification to determine if the attack is related to her activity as a journalist.
“It would be very serious if a trial was rushed that did not take it into account, in an extremely violent context against journalists such as Mexico,” the university pointed out.
The Observatory on Freedom of Expression and Violence against Journalists recalled that 12 press workers have been murdered in Mexico so far in 2022, ranking second worldwide for attacks on journalists, just behind Ukraine as the deadliest place for journalists in 2022.
Just two days ago, Antonio de la Cruz was executed in Tamaulipas and his 23-year-old daughter was injured, who finally lost her life in the hospital on July 1 due to the impact of a firearm.
“Given the conditions in which journalists practice their profession and the impunity in which these and other cases have remained, we urge the authorities to exhaust all lines of investigation.”
The University of Guadalajara requested that the approved protocol be applied for inquiries related to freedom of expression and to determine the precise motive for the recent attack against the Channel 44 reporter.
Susana Carreño has attended the morning conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which takes place at the National Palace in Mexico City. Only last April 19, she denounced the non-payment of pensions for some workers in Jalisco.
This story has been updated as information becomes available
Subscribe here to receive our newsletters, Whatsapp emergency alerts, access exclusive content on PVDN, and enjoy this site with fewer ads for only $25 USD per year! (.06 cents per day)
Trending Stories Right Now on PVDN
- More terror in Mexico; Cartels in Baja California set fire to vehicles and buses One day after the violent day in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and in the same week that similar events were reported in Jalisco and Guanajuato, the violence hit the state of Baja California in various regions of the municipalities of Tecate, Rosarito, Ensenada, Tijuana, and Mexicali. Through social networks, various users released images and videos where…
- Puerto Vallarta unaffected by recent violence in Jalisco The violent events in Jalisco, mainly in the city of Guadalajara and the State of Guanajuato have not affected the flow of tourists to Puerto Vallarta, assured the director of Municipal Tourism, José Ludwig Estrada Virgen. Questioned about this, the municipal official said that so far no actions have been taken for these violent events…
- Criminals gangs burn stores and vehicles in Jalisco and Guanajuato Terror took hold of Jalisco and Guanajuato on Tuesday night. Criminals burned cars, trucks, and businesses, and also blocked several roads in these two states just after 7:00 p.m. The violence was the response to the operation to arrest a regional criminal and the clashes between crime rings and members of the Army, as explained…
- Mexico president to bypass congress to keep army in streets MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president has begun exploring plans to sidestep congress to hand formal control of the National Guard to the army, a move that could extend the military’s control over policing in a country with high levels of violence. That has raised concerns because President Andrés Manuel López Obrador won approval for…
- 25 National Guardsmen in Mexico kidnapped for ransom to release captured gang members After the arrest of 164 members of Pueblos Unidos, who were getting ready for another raid in the Uruapan area, Michoacán, some members of the National Guard (GN) were captured by community members associated with the criminal group. However, after a few hours, the uniformed men were released. According to local media, community members from…