Situation in Mexico getting worse: Drug cartel buying off journalists in northern Mexico

They threatened and killed journalists.
They bullied newspapers to not run anything crime related.
And now they are bribing and back to intimidation.

Mexico drug gang hushes killings with news blackout

(Reuters) – A powerful drug cartel is buying off journalists in northern Mexico to work as spies and smother coverage of a spike in killings on the U.S. border in the latest attack on the media in Mexico.

Hitmen from the Gulf cartel based over the border from Texas are paying reporters around $500 a month and showering them with liquor and prostitutes to intimidate and silence colleagues at radio stations and newspapers in towns near the Laredo-Brownsville area, journalists and editors say.

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One response to “Situation in Mexico getting worse: Drug cartel buying off journalists in northern Mexico

  1. Anonymous

    US: Let’s boycott and never go to Mexico again.

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