NYT: XALAPA, MEXICO -- Mexico for several years has been one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, with 45 killed or missing since 2007, according to one tally. But Veracruz State is considered the most dangerous patch of all in which to report the news. The violence here has gone off the charts, with at least nine journalists killed in the past year and a half.
Veracruz, with prime drug and migrant trafficking routes crisscrossing the state, plus a busy port on the Gulf of Mexico known for smuggling contraband, has erupted into a battleground, as two of the most powerful organized crime groups, the Zetas and the Sinaloa cartel, fight for dominance.Read more
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