Pedro Canché

Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

On the morning of July 19, 2017, two “mantas” containing threats to Pedro Canché appeared in Cancún. Mantas are banners containing messages, and are a form of communication commonly used by narco-terrorists.

Canché is a independent Mayan journalist who runs the Noticias Pedro Canché site. Here is his own story (in Spanish) about the threats: Grupos políticos imitan al narco y amenazan al director de este portal #NiUnoMas

On May 9, 2018, two officials of the State of Quintana Roo were arrested for unjust criminal and subsequent arbitrary imprisonment proceedings against Canché. Spanish-language story from Article 19:  Detienen a dos funcionarios involucrados en detención arbitraria contra Pedro Canché

Story from IC Magazine: IC Magazine welcomes Pedro Canché to the Ka:nen School of Journalism

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