As these excerpted articles show, with elections nearing in Mexico there is growing protest from all quarters- demanding an end to violence, corruption and injustice.
(Reuters) - "Mexico's presidential candidates on Monday faced the families of people murdered, mutilated, and kidnapped in drug violence in a meeting that was marked by strong condemnations of corrupt police and politicians."
(Pulsamerica) - "The marches have taken politicians, academics and journalists by surprise, as it is several decades since students from all backgrounds have participated in the same movement...Analysts agree that young people are reacting to the violence, corruption, inequality and poverty prevalent in the country at the moment, where they feel themselves to be at greatest risk."
(NewsSafetyBlog) - "“We are living in terror,” said former Veracruz photojournalist Miguel Angel Lopez Solana, who is seeking asylum in the United States for himself and his wife. His father and brother, both also journalists, and his mother were killed by unidentified gunmen last year."
Much of the outcry is contained south of the border as US press continues to underreport the threats faced by average citizens and particularly journalists in Mexico. As INSI's Rodney Pinder reports in the NewsSafetyBlog post linked above, writing on discussions from the Knight Center's 10th Austin Forum for Journalism In The America's -
"Publicity is a natural weapon for journalists in danger, but one speaker pointed out the world’s press paid little attention to the plight of news men and women in Latin America – “Why this silence as journalists are under attack? The killing of one affects us all.”