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The threat against Mexico's journalists

Protesters are in the streets of Mexico City to draw attention to the continuing murders of journalists and human rights activists. In early August, five people, including photojournalist, Rubén Espinosa, and human rights activist, Nadia Vera, were found shot dead in a Mexico City apartment. Vera and three other female victims exhibited evidence of sexual torture. Espinosa and Vera were two of many who’ve fled from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz, a place of increased violence and murder against journalists and activists. Espinosa was one of at least 12 murdered Veracruz journalists since 2011. We’ll talk about the killings with Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program for the Center for International Policy, based in Mexico City. She also hosts the online television program , 'Interview from Mexico'. (Photo: Flickr/Knight Foundation)

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