Three journalists slain in Mexico’s Veracruz

Posted on May 4th, 2012 in News and Commentary

Three journalists slain in Mexico’s Veracruz

From ALJAZEERA:

Three men who worked as photojournalists have been found slain and dumped in plastic bags by a canal in the eastern Mexico state of Veracruz, less than a week after the killing in the same state of a reporter for a newsmagazine, officials said.

Press advocates called for immediate government action to halt a wave of attacks that has killed at least seven current and former reporters and photographers in Veracruz over the last 18 months, most of them among the few journalists still working on crime-related stories in the state.

The deaths have spawned an atmosphere of terror and self-censorship among journalists…

Click here to read the full article.

EDITOR: We American largely  through our foolish ban on marijuana and complicit both in the death of these journalists and the destruction of Mexico as an free and independent nation.  Civil war is taking place there, with tens of thousands of casualties over the past few years.  (We saw over 50,000  deaths in one report.)

What  keeps the US from facing reality?  The pharmaceutical industry, the criminal justice industry, craven politicians and blind ignorance.   Visit Drug War Facts, a compilation of federal and peer review articles describing every aspect of the issue…facts, not opinions.

Share

Leave a Reply

*

More News

Credo

"....I have never made it a consideration whether the subject was popular or unpopular, but whether it was right or wrong; for that which is right will become popular, and that which is wrong, though by mistake it may obtain the cry or fashion of the day, will soon lose the power of delusion, and sink into disesteem." Thomas Paine, Common Sense, on "Financing the War", March 5, 1782

Categories

Blog Archives

NewsLanc looks back at a decade of service

NewsLanc looks back at a decade of service

NewsLanc looks back at a decade of service

At 77, we cannot be confident that there will be ...

Convention Center Series

Convention Center Series Index

Convention Center Series Index

Chapter 1: Beginnings- Revised Chapter 2: Dream Team- Revised Chapter 3: Helping ...

Honoring those who challenged the Convention Center Project

Earlier this month, NewsLanc published “The $63.6 million convention center ...

Keisling on Pennsylvania Politics

KEISLING: Down the wrong road: An encounter with a presidential motorcade

This Memorial Day holiday, consider the modern American presidential motorcade, ...

KEISLING: Gov. Tom Wolf uses budget, and deficit, as policy bludgeon to shape debate

By highlighting long-ignored problems, Wolf was able to propose his ...

Lancaster Acquisition of Harrisburg Incinerator

Prospects cloudy for Corbett’s Harrisburg bailout

Prospects cloudy for Corbett’s Harrisburg bailout

by Bill Keisling Corbett Administration officials publicly say the Act 47 ...

Coalition forming to challenge Corbett administration’s Harrisburg bailout plans involving LCSWMA incinerator purchase

by Bill Keisling Citizens dissatisfied with the Corbett administration's plan to ...

Tsukerman on Russia

Can One Trust Russian Statistics?

By Slava Tsukerman Is it possible that 85% of Russians really ...

Night Wolf attempts motor rally to Berlin

By Slava Tsukerman Above: The Russian bikers' club Night Wolves starting ...

Memoirs

Sometimes it only takes a few words in the right ear

Today's posting concerning an Scranton Times-Leader editorial, caused me to ...

I receive a Shabbat message

In the early, clear and sunny Saturday morning on ...

Santa Monica Reporter

“Ex Machina” and “While We’re Young:” a mechanical woman and a mechanical plot

By Daniel Cohen, Santa Monica Reporter Robots have always been prominent ...

Post Mortem on Winter; Fifty Shades of Whips, Tyrants, and a Bond parody

By Dan Cohen, Santa Monica Reporter Last spring we suffered through ...

LGH Series

Does U of P Health System intend to become a health insurance company like Geisinger?

By Robert Field Lancaster General Hospital refuses to provide information to ...

LETTER: Lancaster General manipulates health care

How many people in Lancaster realize that their health care ...