Journalist briefly abducted in Mexico’s Veracruz state

A journalist has been kidnapped in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, one of the most dangerous for reporters in the country, but authorities said in the evening that he was found alive

MEXICO CITY -- A journalist was kidnapped Friday in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, one of the most dangerous for reporters in the country, but authorities said in the evening that he was found alive.

Less than a half-hour later, department Secretary Hugo Gutiérrez Maldonado announced that security forces were able to “rescue” García and another person in Nanchital. He did not immediately give further details.

The state government confirmed the rescue and urged prosecutors to continue investigation.

Mexico is one of the world’s deadliest nations for reporters.

The Committee to Protect Journalists says 52 have been killed in the country since 1992 for motives confirmed as related to their work, including five this year.