"What do you want from us?" El Diario de
"Explain what it is that we should publish, or not publish, so we know what to expect."
The editorial asks for a truce, adding, "It is impossible for us to do our jobs under these conditions." Saying the newspaper is not surrendering, the editorial suggests it will nevertheless change, perhaps diminish, the way it covers the drug war.
Many newspapers in
El Diario's editorial was most scathing in asserting that journalists will continue to die because the government does not investigate killings and has lost control over much of the border region. "You," the paper says to the traffickers, "are at this time the de facto authorities in this city."
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