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Video: A hunt for justice for the murders of journalists in Veracruz

LatinaLista — Veracruz, Mexico has been described as possibly the most dangerous place in the world for journalists by Dario Ramirez, director of Article 19, an organization that keeps global track of aggressions against journalists. According to Ramirez, in the first semester of 2015 there have been 227 acts of aggression against journalists in Mexico. In Veracruz, there have been three assassinations which add to the total of 18 murders of journalists in Veracruz since 2000 — 77 Mexican journalists have been killed overall since 2000.

Trying to hold those accountable for the murders, death threats and other acts of aggression against journalists is difficult since Ramirez feels that it isn’t organized crime who is perpetrating these acts of violence against journalists but public servants, a.k.a. politicians.

It’s a revelation that only strengthens the resolve of Veracruz resident Jorge Sánchez to find and hold those responsible who killed his father newspaper owner Moisés Sánchez.

AJ+ — a digital channel from Al Jazeera, based in San Francisco, sent a film crew to Veracruz to follow Sánchez and document his journey that could place his life at risk, just for wanting to know the truth.

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