(1892 – 1938) Alfonsina Storni, a major Latin American poet, immigrated with her family from Switzerland to Argentina in 1896. She became a teacher, actress, playwright and journalist as well as a distinguished poet and a founder of the Argentine Society of Writers. She bore and raised her son on her own, moving to BuenosContinue reading “Alfonsina Storni”
by Andrew V. Goodell Journalism in Mexico has long been a risky business. Mexico is now prominent as the most dangerous country in the world for journalists according to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), which issues an annual global report of journalists who have been killed. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, sinceContinue reading “The Cartel Project Highlights Plight of Mexico’s Endangered Journalists”
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by Andrew V. Goodell Ciudad Obregón, Sonora Journalist Jesús Alfonso Piñuelas was shot and killed in the Ciudad Obregón suburb of Cajeme in Mexico’s northwest state of Sonora about 10 p.m. on November 2. While traveling on his motorcycle, he was shot multiple times. Piñuelas’s murder comes just four days after the murder in ChihuahuaContinue reading “Sonoran Journalist is Ninth Killed this Year”
by Andrew V. Goodell Salamanca, Guanajuato. In the early morning hours of November 9, reporter Israel Vázquez Rangel was shot and killed by unidentified assailants in the central Mexican city of Salamanca. Mr. Rangel, a reporter for the digital news portal El Salmantino, who specialized in police and crime issues, had been reporting on theContinue reading “Salamanca Witnesses Death of Tenth Mexican Journalist”
Chihuahuan journalist and news anchor Arturo Alba Medina was gunned down and killed while driving his car in the Hidalgo neighborhood of Ciudad Juárez.