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Latin America Deadliest Area for Journalists in 2022, Mexico Leads Region

PULSE NEWS MEXICO According to a report released by international watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Tuesday, Jan. 24, Latin America was the deadliest region for reporters in 2022, with Mexico coming in as the worst for press killings in the territory and second-worst internationally. And while journalist killings in 2022 rose by nearly 50 globally amid lawlessness and war,

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Mexican News Anchor Attacked after Being Singled Out by AMLO

PULSE NEWS MEXICO Renowned Mexican Imagen Televisión news anchor Ciro Gómez Leyva was attacked by two gunmen late Thursday, Dec. 17, just one day after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) verbally assaulted him during his daily press conference. Gómez Leyva was shot at while in his armored SUV, at about 11:10 p.m. Thursday night, just 200 meters from his

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Sinaloa News Reporter Is 16th Journalist Killed This Year in Mexico

PULSE NEWS MEXICO The lifeless body of Sinaloa broadcast commentator Cándida Cristal Vázquez, 34, was found on Saturday, Aug. 27, in that Mexican state’s coast resort of Mazatlán in a ditch on the outskirts of town. According to police reports, Vázquez’s body showed signs of torture and violence. She was the 16th journalist killed in Mexico so far this year,

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Journalists Allegedly Paid to Ask Questions at AMLO’s Pressers

By MARK LORENZANA Some independent journalists who attend the daily morning press conferences of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) are allegedly paid thousands of pesos by “companies, politicians and unions” to ask planted questions that are “disguised as complaints.” The “Bajo Reserva” column of Mexican daily newspaper El Universal, on Thursday, Aug. 4, reported that YouTube content creator and

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CompraNet Website Suspension Opens Door to More Corruption

By MARK LORENZANA Anticorruption and transparency groups, business and political organizations, journalists and concerned individuals in Mexico have all called on the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to restore the public-information system CompraNet, which has been “temporarily suspended” since Friday, July 15. CompraNet is an information system in Mexico through which citizens can openly search about

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AMLO-Biden Meeting Ends with a Whimper

OPINION By MARK LORENZANA Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) loves delivering long-winded speeches. Anyone who has the stamina (and nothing else to do) should tune in sometime to his daily morning press conferences at the Palacio Nacional to experience firsthand how truly agonizing these morning sessions can be — they last for hours. U.S. President Joe Biden had

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