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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The cost of blogging in Mexico might be death

Especially if you write things some people don't like:


In September the bodies of a man and woman were found hanging from a bridge in the northern city of Nuevo Laredo.

Attached signs read: "This is going to happen to all of those posting funny things on the internet" and listed the names of two blogs.

"The internet offers a space for people to challenge the cartels with some anonymity," said Robert Munks, a Latin America expert at the defence analysts IHS Jane's.

"But the cartels have exceptionally good reach and can unmask some of these internet posters, and as we've seen the consequence can be pretty dire. I think there will be further postings, and I regret, further deaths."

Makes threats of libel actions look rather tame ...



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