The Mexico Institute wishes to offer its sympathies and condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Javier Arturo Valdez Cárdenas, the journalist who was shot and killed on Monday in the state of Sinaloa. Javier participated in a panel here at the Mexico Institute in 2011 and was a friend to our team. His killing is a tragic and painful reminder of the threats faced daily by journalists in Mexico. The Mexico Institute would like to show solidarity with journalists and reporters throughout Mexico at this difficult time.