Sunday, March 26, 2017

Rest in Peace: Miroslava Breach

"Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach spent her final days documenting murders," begins the story in the LA Times, March 25, p. A3.

On Thursday she too was murdered, reports Kate Linthicum.

Miroslava had worked for La Jornada, a large national newspaper in Mexico, for 15 years.

She was the third journalist assassinated in Mexico in March.

Mexican authorities admit that she was "likely" killed for her work as a journalist.

Other difficult facts:

  • One of her three children was with her in the car in the early morning as she pulled out of her garage.
  • "Mexico is the third deadliest country for journalists in the world, with 120 murders in the last 25 years."
  • Only Iraq and the Philippines have had more journalists killed in that time.
  • There were 4,254 murder victims in Mexico in January and February of this year.

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