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Bomb threat forces evacuation at newspaper in Mexico



One day after a shooting attack in Mazatlán, the newspaper Noroeste received new threatening phone calls, including messages demanding $15,000 in exchange for not blowing up the newspaper's building, reported EFE and Noroeste. Employees were evacuated because of the threats.

According to El Universal, calls to the newsroom also warned Noroeste workers not to create a scandal in the media. The threats were attributed to a cell of the Juárez cartel (warring with the Sinaloa cartel for control), added La Jornada.

In an editorial, Noroeste said it would maintain its commitment to press freedom and freedom of expression, and that the newspaper would continue informing the public, despite the threats. "We are not going to give up!"



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