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MEXICAN NEWSPAPER CLOSES, SAYS WORK IS TOO DANGEROUS

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Mexico City — A newspaper in the Mexican border city of Juarez announced Sunday that it is shutting down because the rampant, unpunished killings of journalist­s in the country have made it too dangerous to go on. Norte executive Oscar Cantu Murguia informed readers of his decision in a farewell letter titled “Adios!” that was published on the paper’s front page and online. He cited the recent murder of journalist Miroslava Breach in the city of Chihuahua, which like Juarez is in Chihuahua state. Breach was a reporter for the national newspaper La Jornada and had also collaborat­ed with Norte. At least 38 journalist­s have been killed in Mexico since 1992 for motives confirmed as related to their work, according the Committee to Protect Journalist­s.

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