Category Archives: Mexico

Mexico’s Violent Cycle

by Rick Rockwell How long does Mexico have to suffer before its violent cycle ends?  This question comes to mind because Mexico City’s Human Rights Commission announced last week that March of 2012 was the most violent month on its … Continue reading

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In the Freefall of Insecurity, Mexico Unsafe for Many Journalists

by Rick Rockwell What do you tell a young reporter with not much to lose (besides their life) who wants to run off and cover the Drug War in Mexico? This is not a hypothetical question.  This is just one … Continue reading

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Stepping Up for Journalists in Mexico’s Drug War

by Rick Rockwell Credit where credit is due: the U.S. government admits the flow of illegal drugs northward to the U.S. market through Mexico fuels the Drug War.  This past week, E. Anthony Wayne, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico announced … Continue reading

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The Media & the Military: A Question of Access

by Rick Rockwell Why does it matter who is considered a journalist? This author was confronted with that question during a recent seminar session with high-ranking military officers, members of defense ministries, military experts, and diplomats from Latin America.* (For … Continue reading

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Mexico: Journalists & the Drug War

by Rick Rockwell Later this month, this author marks a rather sad anniversary:  15 years of writing about media repression in Latin America.  That first article was a piece for The Chicago Tribune about a Mexican journalist who was granted … Continue reading

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