Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Attacks on the Press, Part 1,000,000

Someone attacked el Siglo de Torreón early yesterday morning, or very late Sunday night, depending on how you want to look at it. No one was hurt in the attack, which consisted of burning a car outside of the paper's newsroom and then firing 20 AK-47 rounds at the building. A similar attack occurred in August 2009. Two more journalists were evidently kidnapped in Zacatecas, just after reporting that they were being tailed by a pair of police trucks.

El Universal responds with an editorial making the obvious point that one reason these attacks continue to occur is that the perpetrators are never punished. Indeed.

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