Citing Journalists' Murders, Mexican Newspaper Closes

3 reporters killed last month
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 2, 2017 1:05 PM CDT
Citing Journalists' Murders, Mexican Newspaper Closes
A message that reads “No more deaths” is written in red paint on newspapers placed in front of photos of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach, who was gunned down in Chihuahua on Thursday, at headquarters of Mexico's General Attorney's Office in Mexico City, Saturday, March 25, 2017.   (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

A Mexican newspaper in the border city of Juarez says it is closing due to the climate of insecurity and impunity for killings of journalists in one of the world's deadliest countries for media workers, reports the AP. Norte executive Oscar Cantu Murguia informs readers of his decision in a farewell letter published Sunday titled "Adios!" Cantu cites the recent murder of journalist Miroslava Breach in the city of Chihuahua, which like Juarez is in Chihuahua state. Breach was a reporter for La Jornada and had also collaborated with Norte. She was the third Mexican journalist killed in March, notes the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

Cantu writes that he is not prepared for any more of his journalists to pay the price of insecurity. At least 38 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 1992 for motives related to their work, according the Committee to Protect Journalists. (More Mexico stories.)

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