Podcast: Mexico’s murdered journalists


Mexico trails just Syria and Iraq as the deadliest country in the world to be a journalist. That’s according to data collected from 2000 through 2022 by the Committee to Protect Journalists. And the Mexican government has done little to stop it.

But in the wake of the murder of four reporters so far this year — José Luis Gamboa, Margarito Martínez Esquivel, Lourdes Maldonado López and Roberto Toledo — Mexican journalists are openly criticizing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and government officials like never before.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: LA Times Mexico City bureau chief Patrick J. McDonnell

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