Javier Garza Ramos/CPJ Guest Blogger

Javier Garza Ramos is deputy editor at the daily El Siglo de Torreón in the state of Coahuila, Mexico. He has worked for the national daily Reforma and teaches journalism at Iberoamericana University in Torreón. He has also participated in international forums on organized crime coverage.

The offices of El Siglo de Torreón after the November 2011 attack. (Courtesy El Siglo de Torreón)

Amid Mexican impunity, paper in the crossfire

It was 3 o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, when a car stopped in front of the offices of El Siglo de Torreón, the most widely read newspaper in the northern Mexican states of Coahuila and Durango. The driver pulled the vehicle onto the shoulder, stepped out, poured gasoline on it, and…

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