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Veracruz Government Again Accused of Covering Up Motive for Journalist’s Murder

ISSN:1054-8890
LADB Article ID: 79243
Category/Department: Mexico
Date: 2014-03-12
By: Carlos Navarro

Javier Duarte de Ochoa began his term as governor of Veracruz state on Dec. 1, 2010. Since that time, 10 journalists have been murdered, four others have disappeared, and 132 attacks have been launched against news organizations in the state. While Veracruz has always been one of the most dangerous states in Mexico for reporters, editors, photographers, and others employed in the news business, journalist rights organizations argue that the situation has worsened during the current administration. There are allegations that the governor has attempted to silence criticism from the press and has covered up two murders.

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