Another Journalist Killed in Mexico, 8th This Year

    Photo: AP/Eduardo Verdugo

    The Facts

    • Armando Linares, a reporter and director of the Monitor Michoacan website, was shot to death on Tuesday in Zitacuaro, Western Mexico.

    • He had received death threats over the outlet's reporting on alleged corruption by state and municipal authorities.

    The Spin

    Establishment-critical narrative

    Mexican President Lopez Obrador is making false claims about the state of his country. By dimissing criticism made by the press amid a sharp rise in violent crimes including murder, he is denying accountability for the problem and contributing to the mortal danger journalists face in Mexico.

    Pro-establishment narrative

    Mexico is a sovereign state and foreign powers should not attempt to interfere in its domestic issues. The Mexican government has launched investigations into journalists' murders and will hold the relevant citizens and institutions accountable.

    Establishment split



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