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Another journalist was just murdered in one of Mexico’s most corrupt states

Pedro Tamayo was the 17th journalist murdered in Veracruz since Governor Javier Duarte took office in 2010 — the highest tally of any Mexican state.


These Mexican states are way too corrupt, according to the scandal-plagued president

President Enrique Peña Nieto has blocked legislations that reportedly aim to protect the outgoing governors of Veracruz and Quintana Roo from corruption allegations.


Narco Ties, Embezzlement, and Topless Models: It's Election Season in Mexico

Mexico elects 12 new governors on Sunday after intense campaigning that has highlighted both Mexico’s most difficult challenges and the difficulties the country’s politicians have persuading the electorate they are not part of the problem.


What It's Like to Lead a Team of Zetas Cartel Hitmen in One of Mexico's Bloodiest States

The hitman talked about the Zetas’ relationship with local politicians in the state of Veracruz, the cartel’s wars with rivals, and the toll his “work” has taken on his personal life.


Mexican Authorities Say They Don't Exist: Meet the Vigilantes Standing Up to the Zetas

The state governor claims there are no vigilante groups in Veracruz, but the armed men who say they are defending their community against the Zetas drug cartel beg to differ.


Another Reporter Was Murdered in Veracruz, Mexico — And Journalists Are Terrified

Anabel Flores Salazar’s tortured body was found a day after she was kidnapped from her home. Local reporters say her murder may have been retaliation for her stories on the presence of the Zeta drug cartel in Veracruz.


How Veracruz Became the Most Dangerous State in Mexico for Journalists

With hundreds of unsolved disappearances, rampant extortion, frequent kidnappings, and no fewer than 14 journalists killed in the past five years, a climate of fear governs Veracruz.


Reporter Killed in Veracruz Bar Shooting Was About to Start His Own Newspaper

Juan Santos Carrera had only recently left his job as a Veracruz correspondent for the Televisa conglomerate, and was preparing to start his own local newspaper in the state known as the deadliest for reporters in Mexico.


Mexican Governor of Deadliest State for Reporters Will Testify in Photographer Killing

It was the first sign that Javier Duarte might face judicial pressure to answer claims among Veracruz reporters that his administration is responsible for the killings of journalists.


From London to a Football Field, Protests Spread Against 'Genocide in Mexico'

Protests sparked by the killing of a news photographer in Mexico City have spread to London, Madrid, and several Mexican states, as journalists called for an end to violence and censorship against their work.


Small Newspaper in Veracruz Comes Under Attack Days After Photojournalist Massacre

Assailants set three vehicles on fire outside the offices of a newspaper in the city of Poza Rica. The owner of the paper said he trusted Governor Javier Duarte to protect reporters in Mexico's most violent state for the press.


Victim in Photojournalist Killing: ‘If Anything Happens to Me,’ It Was the Veracruz Governor

Nadia Vera, 32, was among five victims killed Friday in Mexico, including photographer Ruben Espinosa. She said in November that Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte would be "responsible" if she suffered any attack.