Dec 22, 2011

Drug War Collateral Damage: The press silenced, Nuevo Laredo tries to find voice

A close up look at how the Zeta drug cartel has shut down all news about them in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas

Committee to Protect Journalists: "It seems that all information about the war against them belongs to the Zetas also. Journalists said they cannot report a thing that might upset the Zetas without the serious risk of being killed. And, they say, since the Zetas don't want anything reported, nothing about them is reported. Not in the papers, or on TV or radio.

So, for the most part, there are no stories about what most affects the people in Nuevo Laredo. There are no stories about the war or the Zetas or the army or the police. There are also no stories about the Zetas' businesses of retail drug sales in town or their kidnapping and extortion of residents, according to journalists. " read more

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