Alfredo Jiménez Mota

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Alfredo Jiménez Mota

December 12, 2017 4:14 PM ET

Jiménez, a crime reporter for the Hermosillo-based daily, disappeared from his home in the city of Hermosillo in the northwestern state of Sonora at about 9 p.m. on April 2. That night, he called a colleague at El Imparcial to...

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The Disappeared in Mexico

September 30, 2008 12:15 AM ET

In Mexico, seven reporters have vanished in three years. Many had investigated links between public officials and drug traffickers. Are the crime groups changing tactics, or is a new type of perpetrator at work? ...

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Journalists Missing

February 12, 2008 12:00 AM ET

CPJ research indicates that the following journalists have disappeared while doing their work. Although some of them are feared dead, no bodies have been found, and they are therefore not classified as "Killed." If a journalist disappeared after being held...

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Abducted crime reporter still missing

April 17, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 17, 2007—A Mexican crime reporter who was abducted on Monday by armed men in Agua Prieta, a city on the Arizona border, is missing. The Committee to Protect Journalists is investigating whether the incident was related to...

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After crime stories, a reporter vanishes in southern Mexico

January 26, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 26, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the fate of Mexican reporter Rodolfo Rincón Taracena, who has been missing in the southern Tabasco state since Saturday night. CPJ is investigating whether Rincón’s disappearance is linked...

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Editor of Mexican crime magazine is found murdered

August 10, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 10, 2006—The body of Enrique Perea Quintanilla, a longtime police reporter who became editor of a crime magazine, was found on the outskirts of the northern city of Chihuahua on Wednesday afternoon. The Committee to Protect...

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Photographer gunned down outside his home

March 10, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 10, 2006—Mexican photographer Jaime Arturo Olvera Bravo was shot to death Thursday outside his home in La Piedad in the central state of Michoacán. The special prosecutor for crimes against journalists has opened a preliminary inquiry and...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Americas Analysis

February 16, 2006 11:56 AM ET

All the News That Can't Be PrintedBy Carlos LauríaGood investigative reporters know more than they can write. The problem in some Latin American countries is that good reporters are barely writing anything. From Brazil to the U.S.-Mexico border, journalists are...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Mexico

February 16, 2006 11:23 AM ET

MEXICO Journalists working along the U.S.-Mexico border were under siege from organized criminals targeting them for coverage of drug trafficking. One reporter was killed for her work and another went missing, making northern Mexico one of the most dangerous spots...

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Action follows newspaper attackMexico to name special prosecutor for crimes against press

February 8, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 8, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists applauds a Mexican official's announcement today that the government will name a special prosecutor to investigate crimes against journalists. The move comes two days after gunmen stormed a newspaper office in...

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