NPR

Mexican Newspaper Shuts Down In 'Act Of Protest' After Journalist's Murder

The owner of Norte, a paper covering the border city Juarez, told readers Sunday that if the government would not protect his journalists' safety, then he would — by dismissing all of them.
The newspaper Norte announced its closure in bold letters, with a front-page letter from its owner explaining that the violence against journalists in Juarez and elsewhere in Mexico made the paper's continued existence untenable. Source: Jose Luis Gonzalez

Miroslava Breach was sitting in the car with one of her three children outside her home in Mexico when gunmen approached and shot her eight times. Her child was unharmed; the 54-year-old journalist was killed.

A note left beside her body explained the crime for which she'd been murdered: "For being a loud-mouth."

Breach died in the city of Chihuahua on

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR3 min read
Fed Eyes Another Interest Rate Cut To Prop Up The Slowing Economy
The Federal Reserve is widely expected to cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point. That could give a lift to the stock market but may not do much to help the economy amid the trade war.
NPR2 min readSociety
U.S. Abortion Rate Continues Long-Term Decline
The rate fell again in the most recent Guttmacher Institute survey, continuing a decline since 1980.
NPR4 min readSociety
New Mexico Unveils Plan To Give Students Free College Tuition Regardless Of Income
Calling the plan "the moonshot for higher education," Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the plan could help 55,000 students attend college each year at a cost of up to $35 million.