A Mexican activist and radio host was fatally shot on-air during his weekly radio program, prosecutors in the state of Sinaloa said.
Two gunmen barged into the Fiesta Mexicana radio station on Saturday morning and shot Atilano Roman Tirado dead, something listeners of his program “This is My Land” heard as it happened. Tirado's co-worker was heard saying, “Oh no, he killed him, he killed him."
Tirado, 47, was also a member of the group Displaced Persons of Picachos Movement, a group of 800 farming families who were displaced from their land because of flooding during the Pichachos dam in 2009. The families have been seeking compensation from the Mexican government in the forms of housing and economic development asisstance.
Tirado, a vocal critic of the government, had received death threats in the past.
According to mexican newspapers more than 100 journalists have been killed in Mexico in the last 14 years.