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Fox to Tackle Violence Against Journalists

THE WORLD | IN BRIEF / MEXICO

May 28, 2005|From Times wire reports

President Vicente Fox announced he planned to appoint prosecutors in all 31 of Mexico's states to investigate crimes against journalists, and create a federal special prosecutor's office.

The announcement came after the disappearances of three journalists in northern Mexico in recent weeks.

Fox made the announcement after meeting with the Association of Mexican Newspaper Editors.

In April, radio reporter Dolores Guadalupe Garcia Escamilla and Raul Gibb Guerrero, director of La Opinion newspaper in Veracruz state, were both gunned down.

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