Radio executive's car burned in Mexico; colleagues are warned: you're next

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  • January 29, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

The vehicle of Adriana Aguirre San Millán was set ablaze outside the radio chain's offices in in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, and a message left beside it warned that the same will happen to all other journalists, La Jornada and El Universal report. Aguirre owns the radio chain Organización Impulsora de Radio (OIR).

Los Mochis is the same city where radio reporter José Luis Romero was kidnapped last Dec. 30. His body appeared on the side of a highway two weeks later.

Investigators said they would turn over the hand-written message to Army personnel, El Noroeste adds.

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.