Nov 16, 2011
Drug War and the Press: Mexican newspaper attacked by armed men who shoot at, set fire to offices
Mexican newspaper attacked by armed men who shoot at, set fire to offices - The Washington Post: "A newspaper in the northern Mexican city of Torreon says it was attacked by armed men early Tuesday. El Siglo de Torreon’s website says at least three men drove up, set fire to the facade of its offices and opened fire at its sales offices.
The paper’s assistant editorial director, Javier Garza, says the attack is puzzling because more than a year ago the paper stopped mentioning drug cartels or reporting stories about organized crime. Other media in the nearby border state of Tamaulipas also practice self-censorship." read more