No one injured during early morning raid on Mexican newspaper

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  • September 1, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

The outside of the newspaper Noroeste in the city of Mazatlán was attacked at dawn by an organized crime group just hours after threatening calls were made to the publication, reported the agency DPA and Noroeste.

The assailants fired at the building causing some damages. Then they left messages accusing the federal government of protecting the Sinaloa Cartel, added SDP Noticias.

Noroeste explained that the attack occurred amidst a wave of violence that has rocked this port city over the past three weeks. Before the attack, unidentified persons called the newsroom to demand information about the criminal activities of the cartel.

Although no one was injured, the incident provoked alarm throughout the journalism profession, according to El Universal.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.