Protect Journalists From Murderous Cartels

Target: Raúl Cervantes Andrade, Attorney General of Mexico

Goal: Protect journalists from murder at the hands of dangerous drug cartels and corrupt gangs.

The fourth journalist in less than two months has just been murdered in Mexico. Maximino Rodriguez was shot and killed in his car while with his wife. His murderer or murderers are not known, which is not unusual in Mexico, where gangs and cartels have been increasingly targeting journalists for over a decade.

Rodriguez is one of more than 120 journalists and reporters killed in Mexico since 2000. The sheer number of murders and the fact the government has yet to find these violence criminals creating fear in the journalism community has made Mexico one of the most dangerous countries for journalists around the world.

Human rights committees have been formed to protect the nation’s journalists. However, this is not enough. The government and the federal police force have to show that they are serious about these murders. They have to pursue these crimes and open investigations into them. Sign the petition and ask Mexico’s attorney general to begin investigating the murder of Mexico’s journalists.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Señor Andrade,

The fourth reporter in less than two months has been murdered in your country. The death of Maximino Rodriguez brings the total number of journalists murdered in Mexico to over 120 since the year 2000. Many of the murderers of these innocent men and women have yet to be found.

A free press can never thrive if it lives in constant fear of murder. I ask that you create a police force that will better protect journalists and find the drug cartels, gangs, and other corrupt criminals responsible for the deaths that have shocked the journalism community.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    protect them

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