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“For sure, he was killed because of his work as a reporter. Over his at least 17 years at the newspaper, he made a long list of enemies, many of whom I imagine would love to see him dead. But he denounced so many people and so much corruption that it is impossible to say who was behind his murder.” — O Estado do Maranhao state affairs editor Silvia Moscoso • Discussing the death of Decio Sa, one of his co-workers at the Brazilian newspaper. The political reporter was killed Monday night, gunned down while eating dinner. Brazil is a particularly dangerous part of the world for journalists — four journalists have been killed just this year alone, along with 21 since 1992.
Rest in peace, brother.
From his morning-time perch above the southbound lanes of Highway 85 in Monterrey, Mexico, photographer Alejandro Cartagena catches images of people on their way to work.
A little dose of vacation for your afternoon, c/o Mazatlan, Mexico.
NWK Tumblr just put three supergrande bottles of tequila in the mail bound for cold coworkers in NYC.
Arian Campo-Flores, on the Mexican blogger who works where reporters fear to tread.
Lally Weymouth has a nice interview with Felipe Calderón. Then, for a look at another side of Mexico’s drug war, we are reminded of this nice piece from last summer on El Chapo, the most wanted man in Mexico.