Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Death Threats Forced The Zócalo Saltíllo Newspaper Chain To Censor Narco News

The owners of the Zócalo Satíllo newspaper chain decided to censor all narco and crime news from being published. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 20, 2013

Saltíllo, Coahuila, Mexico - Last week, the Zócalo Satíllo newspaper chain, which includes newspapers in Piedras Negras, Monclova and Acuña cities in the state Coahuila announced in a front page editorial that it will longer publish crime news reports. Its editorial decision comes days after 50 narco banners with messages appeared in the area threatening the lives of the owners and operators of the newspaper chain. The Zócalo Saltíllo is taking action to protect the 1,000 employees and their families from death threats. 
In January 7, 2010, Valentin Valdéz, a crime reporter was murdered by members of a criminal organization. 
The Zócalo Saltíllo newspaper is another paper in Mexico that has decided to stop reporting about organized crime, drug cartels, drug trafficking and murders to protect its workers.

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