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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

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