Mexican Journalist Kidnapped

News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Thurs. Aug. 25, 2011: Police in the Sinaloa state of Mexico are searching for a journalist who has been kidnapped.

Humberto Millan Salazar, who presents the news on Radio Formula, was stopped by masked armed men as he was leaving his house in a residential area of Culiacan, in Sinaloa state, on Wednesday. He also edits the online newspaper A Discusion.

He was reportedly forced into a car and taken away. Salazar’s kidnapping comes less than a month after crime reporter Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz was found dead.

The US-based journalists’ welfare group Committee to Protect Journalists says 58 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 1992.