October 22, 1991 |
When President Carlos Salinas de Gortari travels throughout Mexico and abroad, he is accompanied by a corps of reporters from all the major Mexico City newspapers but one. The daily tabloid El Financiero has been excluded from the presidential press plane for nearly two years--ever since the paper published details of Mexico's foreign debt negotiations that the government wanted to keep quiet.
May 9, 1988 |
The man calling the offices of the daily newspaper Al Dia was direct. "If you want money," he said, "we'll tell you where to find it. If you want to be martyrs, keep on doing what you're doing." Reporter Jose Enrique Garcia, author of a number of provocative articles about alleged links between drug trafficking and government officials, began carrying a pistol and discovered a new pastime: practicing at a local target range. In this case, there was no violence.
May 21, 1987 |
Who killed Manuel Buendia, Mexico's most influential newspaper columnist? Almost three years after Buendia was gunned down in a Mexico City parking lot, the question is still unanswered. It is being raised again because May 30 will be the third anniversary of his death--and because the lack of progress in finding his killer has become an issue in Mexico's presidential campaign.
March 4, 1987 |
Pete Hamill, a well-known New York journalist, came to Mexico City not long ago and took over as editor of the English-language Mexico City News. He made all sorts of changes in the paper, a small-circulation tabloid. He eliminated headlines from opinion columns, introduced a cartoon called "Zippy the Pinhead," ran features on human rights activists and gave wide coverage to the student side of a recent university strike.