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NPT Drug War: LA Times: Death threat: “When they tell you that in Juarez, you better believe it.”

From the LA Times:

Mexico’s drug war creates new class of refugees

Business owners, law enforcement officers, journalists and other professionals are among those seeking asylum in the U.S. — even when it means sitting in jail.

“It’s very hard to accept that I can never return to Mexico, but that is the lamentable reality,” said Emilio Gutierrez Soto, a regional newspaper reporter for El Diario in northern Chihuahua state who has an asylum request pending.

Another reporter, founder Jorge Luis Aguirre, is sheltered in El Paso.

“I was happy in Mexico; I never intended to leave, until they vowed to kill me,” Aguirre said in an interview at an El Paso cafe. “When they tell you that in Juarez, you better believe it.”


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 4, 2009 at 10:32 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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