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…

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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.

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