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An activist takes part in a demonstration against the murder of journalists in Mexico, in Mexico City, Mexico on June 15, 2017. An icebox containing two unidentified severed heads and a threatening message was discovered outside a broadcaster's offices in Guadalajara. (Reuters/Edgard Garrido)

Icebox containing two heads found outside broadcaster in Mexico

November 29, 2017 2:23 PM ET

Mexico City, November 29, 201--An icebox containing two unidentified severed heads and a threatening message was discovered yesterday evening outside the offices of the news broadcaster Televisa in Guadalajara, Mexico, according to Reuters report.

Mexican media reported that the message was directed at a local judge and signed with "CJNG," the Spanish initials of the organized crime group Jalisco New Generation Cartel. Another icebox containing a similar threatening note, also signed CJNG and directed at the same judge, was found elsewhere in the city. The judge's identity has not been released, according to the media reports.

"Organized crime groups in Mexico often attempt to use the media to convey threatening and violent messages, placing journalists and media workers in the crossfire," said Alexandra Ellerbeck, CPJ's program coordinator for North America, from Washington D.C. "Jalisco authorities should undertake every effort to guarantee the safety of journalists in their state and undertake an exhaustive investigation into this gruesome incident."

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