Mexico’s ‘drug war’ is really a war against journalists—waged by the government

All told, since 2007, some 200,000 Mexicans have been killed in the “drug war.”

It’s a war against environmentalists, too: In January, an indigenous anti-deforestation activist, Isidro Baldenegro López, who won the Goldman Environmental Prize—the same award given to Honduran activist Berta Cáceres before her murder—was executed in Chihuahua. ​ “At least 104 journalists have been murdered in this country since 2000, while 25 others have disappeared, presumed dead.” And it’s not primarily the cartels doing the killing: “according to government data, public servants like mayors and police officers have threatened journalists more often than drug cartels, petty criminals or anyone else in recent years.…

Original Article (The Nation):
Mexico’s ‘drug war’ is really a war against journalists—waged by the government
Artwork Fair Use: Bart Everson

Sound off : on Kratom

…overdoses spike climbs to 23

…shares his story…

Leave a Reply