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Two journalists were shot to death in Mexico this week, raising the total number of slain journalists in the country to 11 this year and making it the deadliest year for journalists in Mexico. Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi and Sheila Johana García Olivera of the online news site El Veraz were shot and killed in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz Monday, officials said. Their deaths came on the heels of the murder of another journalist, Luis Enrique Ramírez Ramos, who was found on a dirt road last week in the northern state of Sinaloa. 

Monday’s murder came as 200 journalists gathered in Mexico City to protest against the series of slayings, criticizing the state and federal governments for not sufficiently investigating and preventing such deaths. In the past 30 years, only three journalists’ murders have led to convictions.

Mexico is considered one of the most dangerous countries for journalists. See a list of journalists killed around the world here.