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Mexico: a country of silence


Drugs cartels are silencing the Mexican press. More and more Mexican newspapers are deciding to stop reporting crime news. And drugs cartels are increasingly succeeding in influencing the editorial line of the Mexican media. Journalists, bloggers and editors who criticise the activities of organised crime groups face death, kidnapping, decapitation or mutilation.
by Pablo Gámez
The Mexican daily, El Zócalo de Saltillo, is the latest newspaper to stop reporting any news about organised crime. The decision comes three days after members of a criminal organisation posted signs in various towns in the state of Coahuila threatening the Zó...