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Mexico City: Gay journalist found dead in elevator shaft

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  1. very sad to see such a young, talented individual go so young and never to tap into his full potential

  2. Cardinal Capone 3 Jul 2012, 10:51am

    A beautiful man in every way. So sad.

  3. A tragedy. So young and talented. When will the hatred stop? When will people be free to live their lives in peace and to love who they want to?

    1. “hatred”, what hatred? What’s “hatred” got to do with this story?

  4. Jock S. Trap 3 Jul 2012, 11:16am

    An untimely death of someone clearly gifted. My heart goes out to his family, friends and all that knew him.

  5. We dont know the circumsatnces yet-so cannot jump to conclusions re his death.It may not be a homophobic crime.

  6. Aryu Gaetu 3 Jul 2012, 11:26am

    You couldn’t pay me to visit Mexico! The crime there is worse than Chicago on a Saturday night. …and I live near Chicago.

  7. Very sads news.

    Tragic that a very talented young man with such promise has gone.

    Great write up in the Washington Post:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/armando-montano-ap-summer-intern-dies-in-mexico-city-at-age-22/2012/07/01/gJQAWBt5GW_story.html

    It might be nothing to do with his orientation as six other journalists have been murdered in Mexico in the last few months.

  8. So sad. What a brilliant smile.

  9. My sincere sympathy to Armando Montano’s family, loved ones and friends.

    Who could do such a thing?

  10. Just been reading some of his recent articles.

    http://www.salon.com/writer/armando_montano/

    It seems he has been doing a lot of reporting (both in Salon and elsewhere) about the issue of organised crime and corruption in Mexico.

    Its speculation, but could his death be linked to stories that he has either already covered, is quietly researching away (as many good journalists do with and without the knowledge of their bureau/editors) or something he may have witnessed?

    Whatever the reason – its a sad indictment on the Mexican situation if this is a case of a homicide of a talented young man with so much potential.

  11. He looks so bright and cheerful and full of energy in the picture. A tragic loss to not just the Mexican LGBT community but to us all the world over. I hope they catch the vile murderers, alas corruption across mexico does not give me hope of this happening. Another country, that like many others, may yet face the day of public revolution to stem the internal violence ,corruption and out of control drug trafficing.

  12. The anti-gay Catholics and Opus Dei murdered him and others.

    1. Evidence?

    2. Strive to respond to evidence Malcolm, and/or change the record.

  13. Garry Cassell 3 Jul 2012, 4:14pm

    So sad…such a good young smiling guy….

  14. How tragic.. a talent lost to all…hope they find out how he died…RIP..

  15. Spanner1960 4 Jul 2012, 9:28am

    A sad loss, but the circumstances of his death are not proven.

    The fact that somebody is gay and dies an unnatural death does not automatically indicate homophobia. Mexico is an incredibly dangerous country at the moment, and one would imagine journalists and drugs cartels don’t mix well.

    1. Absolutely.

      His death may be homophobic, but thats pure speculation.

      Its also speculation (but seems more likely) that his death would be due to drug cartels, organised crime etc not liking the openness and transparency of good journalism.

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