Canadian photojournalist found dead in Mexico

Mexico City, Oct 2 (IANS) A Canadian photojournalist was found dead on a highway in Mexico, police said.

According to a bulletin issued by the Attorney General’s (AG) Office of Yucatan state on Saturday, 74-year-old Barbara McClatchie Andrews’s body was found on Friday and autopsy revealed the cause of death to be “asphyxiation by strangling”, EFE news reported.

“The victim’s body remains in the facilities of the Forensic Medicine Service of this authority, and as yet no family members have come forward to reclaim her mortal remains,” the bulletin said.

Andrews was a Canadian photojournalist whose works were featured in publications like the National Geographic, and she also held exhibitions in Mexico, Guatemala, the US, Canada and more.

“Barbara now focuses exclusively on her photographs, in which you can see ‘a world parallel to that of daily reality, one demanding time and attention to be observed, a silent world that manages to say much through effective use of composition, form and colour,'” she had said in her online biography.

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, and between 2009-2015 some 55 members of that profession have lost their lives, according to the latest report by the NGO Articulo 19.



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