Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Another Bloody Day in Mexico's Drug Wars | Uncovering Mexico

By Jeremy Schwartz | Monday, May 14, 2007, 01:57 PM

Just when you think Mexico’s drug war can’t get any worse, there is a day like today.

First came news that two more journalists are missing, presumably kidnapped by drug cartels. This time it’s a TV reporter and cameraman from Monterrey, which is quickly replacing Nuevo Laredo as the most dangerous spot in northern Mexico.

Things have gotten incredibly dangerous for Mexican journalists this year. Earlier this month, hit men delivered a decapitated body to a newspaper in Veracruz with a threatening message.

Also this morning, narco-violence struck the same neighborhood as the Cox Newspapers office, when the director of a Mexico City drug intelligence unit was gunned down inside his SUV. At about the same time a police chief was killed near Acapulco.

There have been more than 1,000 drug war deaths since January, according to a tally by the daily newspaper El Universal.

Another Bloody Day in Mexico's Drug Wars | Uncovering Mexico


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