Mexican journalist describes fleeing to U.S. to save his life

Miguel Ángel López Solana, son of the Mexican columnist brutally killed in the state of Veracruz along with his family in June 2011, described to participants of the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas the ordeals he faced to flee Mexico because of fear that his life was in jeopardy.

During the Forum, he announced that he is seeking political asylum in the United States, and he called for protection for his colleagues in Veracruz, where six journalists from the newspaper Notiver have been killed, including his father, Miguel Ángel López Velasco, who was the newspaper's assistant editor, and his brother, Misael López Solana, photographer for the same newspaper.

Currently, Veracruz is the most dangerous city in the world for journalists, and Mexico is the most dangerous country in the Americas for journalists, according to Reporters Without Borders.

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