Jesus Eugenio Ramos Rodriguez the second journalist murdered in Mexico this year.

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While taking breakfast, Jesus Eugenio Ramos Rodriguez was shot dead.

Mexican authorities confirmed Rodriguez's death on Saturday. He was in a restaurant early Saturday morning in the city of Tabasco when he was shot and killed.

Rodriguez has hosted a radio show twice a day and, according to the Notimex government, he is the second journalist to be killed in Mexico in 2019. The reason for the shooting is unknown.

Tabasco authorities are investigating the shooting and the Mexican government is committed to strengthening its security measures for journalists and human rights defenders.

With nine journalists killed in 2018, Mexico is the fourth deadliest country in the world for journalists according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The United States, last year, was in the fifth place.