MEXICO: Reporting Under Threat


Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz exposes the life-threatening work of journalists in Mexico.

A grainy video implicates Baja California’s State Attorney General of trying to take control of organized crime in Mexicali with the help of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most powerful and violent drug trafficking organizations in Mexico. In the video, a man who claimed to run the Mexicali cell of the cartel said that his team was asked to kill policemen who were stealing merchandise. The man in the video was tortured, killed, and left in a car in front of the house of the Attorney General’s girlfriend.

Yolanda Martinez
Publication date: 
January 13, 2015
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article