Mexican news director shot dead weeks after colleague's murder

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The director of a Mexican news website has been shot dead in the beach resort of Playa del Carmen, the second employee of the publication to have been killed in less than a month.

Rubén Pat, the director of the online outlet Semanario Playa News, was shot dead at around 5.48am on Tuesday outside a bar in the city 65km south of Cancún.

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