Monday, February 25, 2019

Guerrero: Crime silences newspaper in Zihuatanejo

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Acapulco, Guerrero.- Due to violence that has affected several areas in Zihuatanejo, the regional newspaper "Despertar de la Costa" confirmed the suspension of it's activities.

Last Thursday night guns were fired outside the offices of the newspaper Despertar de la Costa, and some of the shots hit the offices.

The newspaper confirmed it's fears and detailed that due to the situation the workers abandoned the property and are currently living in uncertainty

"There have been hours of uncertainty, of concern, but also of many people who have extended their hands, authorities, organizations to protect journalists, as well as media of state and national circulation," the newspaper said.

They also denied that the newspaper was going to completely close its activities, however they did discreetly mention the need for some censorship for their security.