Candido Rios Vazquez became the 10th journalist killed in Mexico so far this year. Most were working on uncovering political corruption and organized crime issues.
US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with the presidents of Guatemala and Honduras and the vice president of El Salvador within the framework of the economic and security conference on Central America being held in Miami. The Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle was created in 2014 by the US, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador due to the wave of US arrivals of undocumented and unaccompanied Central American minors.
In the context of expansion of organized crime in Mexico, migrants have become easy targets, as they are more visible, easily identifiable as migrants and, in many cases, they walk on a predetermined route. At least 400 immigrants were killed on their way from Central America to the US in 2015.
In her 2005 book "Los Demonios del Eden" (The Demons of Eden), Lydia Cacho exposed pedophile rings in Mexico operating under the protection of politicians and business leaders. A total of 126 reporters have been killed since 2000 in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists to work.
The 36-year-old journalist made his remarks in the border city of Tijuana, where he presented the latest edition of his book "Oaxaca sitiada" (Besieged Oaxaca). He first wrote the work a decade ago to tell the story of a 2006 uprising in that impoverished, largely Indian-populated state against then-Gov. Ulises Ruiz.
A total of 126 members of the media have been killed since 2000 in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists to work.
Javier Valdez, known for his award-winning coverage of the drug trade in Mexico, was killed Monday in the western city of Culiacan, Sinaloa. Eleven journalists were murdered and 426 attacks on the media were registered in Mexico in 2016.
Libertad de prensa a la mexicana. Es una manera triste, cínica quizás, de referirse a la interminable matanza de periodistas en el país azteca. Perpetrada con total impunidad, todo indica que hay una cacería inmisericorde de comunicadores sociales al sur de la frontera.
Freedom of the press Mexican style. It is a sad, even cynical way of referring to the unending slaughter of journalists perpetrated with impunity in our neighbor to the South, where it’s open season on freedom of speech.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spoke Friday about the efforts shared with Mexico to halt illegal migration and drug trafficking, after acknowledging that his country's insatiable appetite for those substances causes problems on both sides of the border.