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February 29th, 2012
06:52 PM ET

Dangers faced by Journalists in Mexico

The growing strength of the cartels in Mexico has given drug traffickers increasing control over police, prosecutors, and judges… even entire towns. Powerful cartels have reached into nearly every sector of society, including the press. For journalists covering the raging drug war, it has become a deadly beat. Many have been silenced through murder, threats and intimidation. Reporters feel they can’t do their jobs. Since 2000, more than 60 journalists have been killed in Mexico. What’s worse is most of those murders go uninvestigated and unpunished.

Kaj Larsen follows two brave journalists, who despite threats, continue to report on drug traffickers and government corruption. Don’t miss Deadly Beat, one of three in-depth stories in one riveting hour hosted by CNN’s Randi Kaye and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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Filed under: Deadly Beat • Kaj Larsen • Mexican Journalists • Mexico • Narco Wars
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  1. GIL

    About your report Dangers Faced by Journalists in Mexico, as a Tijuana resident and Native I would like to see a REAL picture of the city today placed in U.S. News. First we are not in a War Zone, unless you are in the drug business, this is thriving economic, cultural and innovation hub, that almost 2,000,000 good people call home. Come On, give us a break, or is there a campaign against Mexico from CNN ?????

    March 4, 2012 at 9:11 pm |