Jun 15, 2011
Freedom of the Press: Mexican journalists who faced threats covering drug war urge US to approve asylum requests
Mexican journalists who faced threats covering drug war urge US to approve asylum requests - The Washington Post: "Three Mexican journalists facing death threats in their native country urged the U.S. government Wednesday to speed up approval of their asylum petitions....
Emilio Gutierrez Soto ...called the drug war a cancer destroying his country, during a panel discussion at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ annual meeting in the central Florida suburb of Lake Buena Vista. The former reporter for Ciudad Juarez’s El Diario newspaper said losing his country was harder even than the death of his parents. He pleaded with the U.S. government to make a decision in his case and those of his fellow journalists."