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Henry Jesus Blancornelas Jesus Blancornelas was born in San Luis Potosi on November 14 1936 He joined the newspaper business in 1956 He started his career in the sports section of El Sol de San Luis Through his hard work he successfully became a reporter city editor and news editor of the Tijuana-based daily newspaper El Mexicano Later on in his career he joined the Mexicali daily newspaper La Voz de la Frontera as sub-editor and was promoted to editor-in-chief Blancornelas was accused of many things like fraud from people that did not liked him He immigrated to the United States where he stayed for two years in California to get away from all of this He was able to continue writing in Zeta a newspaper from San Diego published in Mexico During that time he lost a friend named Hector El Gato Felix Miranda Miranda was killed when gunmen of the Mexican Mafia armed with machine-guns opened fire at the newspaper office where Miranda fell dead Had Blancornelas been there he would have been killed as well In late 1997 Blancornelas bodyguard was killed when gunmen armed with AK-47s and shotguns surrounded the Ford Explorer he was driving Blancornelas was also shot four times and a bullet fragment was lodged near his spine He underwent surgery for two days and recovered Blancornelas thinks he was shot because the week before he had published an article stating that CH a member of the Tijuana drug cartel was the gunman who killed two Mexican soldiers on November 14 1997 Security sources say initial suspicion in Blancornelas attack leads to the drug cartel Blancornelas was very scared for his life because of the growing number of violent attacks against journalists in Mexico Blancornelas and other journalists from the press formed a freedom organization called
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