“WE DO NOT WANT MORE DEATHS”
MEXICAN NEWSPAPER EL DIARIO PUBLISHED AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CARTELS IN 2010
You are, at present, the de facto authorities in this city because the legal institutions have not been able to keep our colleagues from dying.
We do not want more deaths. We do not want more injuries or even more intimidation. It is impossible to exercise our role in these conditions. Tell us, then, what do you expect of us as a medium?
This is not a surrender. Nor does it mean that we’ve given up the work we have been developing. Instead it is a respite to those who have imposed the force of its law in this city, provided they respect the lives of those who are dedicated to the craft of reporting.