Tlanonotsalistli

Covering new and old media, conflict, corruption, and organized crime in Mexico today. Tlanonotsalistli means “information” in Nahuatl, a living language of Aztec origin that is spoken by approximately 1.5 million people in central Mexico.

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Mexico: Another Voice Goes Silent [UPDATE]

  19 April 2013

A social media user known only as Valor Por Tamaulipas recently announced plans to close Facebook and Twitter accounts that have become popular sources of information on drug violence in northern Mexico. Valor por Tamaulipas (Courage for Tamaulipas) has been using social media to crowdsource reports from citizens in the state of Tamaulipas, which has been riddled with drug-related conflict and corruption since 2006.

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Mexico: Lethal Threats for Citizens Reporting on Drug Crimes

  22 March 2013

In Mexico last month, a drug cartel offered a bounty of MX$600,000 for information on the identity and location of a person who has been using social media to report on drug violence in the northern state of Tamaulipas. The drug war has had a stark, chilling effect on Mexico's press, with sometimes lethal violence against journalists forcing news outlets to censor their coverage of crime. But this and other recent incidents have shown that both professional and citizen journalists alike are now facing these threats.

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