May 4, 2012

Drug war slayings suppressing news in Mexico

The Seattle Times: "Four of reporters and photographers covering the perilous crime beat have been slain in less than a week in violence-torn Veracruz state, where two Mexican drug cartels are warring over control of smuggling routes and targeting sources of independent information.

The brutal campaign is bleeding the media and threatens to add Veracruz to the growing list of states where fear snuffs out reporting on the drug war.

Three photojournalists who covered crime in the port city of Veracruz were found dismembered and dumped in plastic bags in a canal Thursday, less than a week after a reporter for an investigative national newsmagazine was beaten and strangled in her home in the state capital of Xalapa" read more

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