Reporting on Drug War & Drug Cartel Violence in Mx
Trip Start Dec 04, 2012
87Trip End Dec 31, 2014
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Amigos, Amigas,Compaņeros and Compaņeras:
In one of my previous travelogue blogs I reported that the Mexican News media
had met last year and had agreed to stop reporting on Drug War Violence
and Drug Cartel Violence.
Over 100 news reporters have been murdered in Mexico in the last 10 years....
A friendly invitation from a powerful drug trafficking associations - the ZETA's....
which are all in the category of unsolved crimes - because they are never investigated,
for unknown reasons???
A friendly invitation to a press conference to be held punctually at 4:00pm on Friday,
and attendance will be taken
At the press conference, very expensively dressed and highly amiable men suggest that
they would like the news coverage of them to be more considered...They have seen news articles and news reports that are unfair and that are displeasing to them - DISPLEASING.
We would like you to consider the consequences of displeasing or offending us.
We do not think that you would look forward to the consequences.....
The message is very subtle - but also very clear....
Now the news reporter can say that they will write a very favorable article on these very nice men, but that unfortunately their news paper has a policy of not publishing stories of these types anymore...
There has also been the suspicion that the very poorly paid news reporters
receiving envelopes stuffed with money, might be influenced
in the way that they cover and report on the news......
The drug trafficking associations do have Public Relations Departments
which are becoming more sophisticated with time and money....
So there may be many reasons why the reporting on Drug War Violence
and Drug Cartel Violence will be no more....
I do not think that my travelogue blog can be considered news reporting - I sure hope not
- I sure do not want to displease anyone.....
Viva La Mexico
Hasta La Viva
Y Mis Amigos, Amigas, Compaņeros and Compaņeras:
Senor Mexico Dave