María Elena Ferral, a contributor for the Diario del Xalapa and owner of media outlet El Quinto Poder, was shot in Papantla, city in Veracruz region in Mexico on March 30. According to sources, the unidentified gunmen came on a motorcycle and fired at her. She was immediately rushed to the hospital ,with eight gunshot wounds, where she succumbed to her injuries within a few hours. A month later the police arrested two persons, José Cardenas and Efrain Rivera, in connection with the murder. However, journalists in Mexico claim that not all suspects were arrested.