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Topic “Mexico”

Police arrest and rob two reporters in Mexico

Two Mexican journalists accused four police officers in the state of Puebla of abusing their authority after they detained the reporters and robbed them, reported the newspaper Milenio. Read more »

Press group demands protection for journalist threatened by local fisherman in Mexico

The House of Journalists' Rights requested the federal prosecutor protect a Mexican reporter receiving death threats in the southwestern state of Oaxaca, according to a press release from the organization. Read more »

Mexican editor slain in Tijuana, doubts remain regarding motives

Editor and photojournalist Abel López Aguilar was killed on Monday early morning in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, in the state of Baja California Norte, several national and international media outlets informed.

But despite several articles reporting on López Aguilar's alleged kidnapping hours before, state authorities have said the killing was not related to the journalist's work. Read more »

Mexican journalists seeking protection from drug-related violence run into U.S. bureaucracy and stereotypes

After living through a violent nightmare in Mexico, arrival at the doorstep of the United States should feel like a welcome relief for threatened Mexican journalists.

The reality, however, is much more somber as journalists find themselves confronted by a society full of perceptions and stereotypes of Mexican immigrants, and stuck trying to navigate through an outdated asylum process that neglects contemporary forms of persecution. Read more »

Police accused of kidnapping and beating a reporter in Mexico for filming confrontation

Police arrested a Mexican journalist for recording a confrontation after an election from the window of his hotel room in the city of Motozintla, Chiapas, near the Guatemalan border, reported the news agency ANSA. Read more »


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