8 Mexican Journalists Abducted; Virtual News Blackout On Border

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Since a long-simmering dispute erupted into open warfare between the Gulf drug cartel and its former enforcers, the Zetas, censorship of news has reached unprecedented dimensions along much of Mexico's border with Texas, reports the Dallas Morning News. A virtual news blackout has been imposed, enforced by threats, abductions, and attacks against journalists.

In the past 14 days, at least eight Mexican journalists have been abducted in the Reynosa area, which is across the border . . .

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