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Violence Against Journalists Has Skyrocketed Under Mexican President AMLO

HeadlineApr 08, 2022

In Mexico, a new report says violence against journalists skyrocketed to unprecedented levels during the first three years and one month of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s term. During that time, there were nearly 2,000 reported attacks against journalists, including 25 murders — up 85% compared to AMLO’s predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto. At least eight journalists have been killed in Mexico so far this year.

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