Telling the Truth About Mexico, and Dying for It – The New York Times

Who Hired the Hitmen to Silence Zitácuaro?

In one small Mexican city, journalists who tried to expose cartel violence and government corruption became swept up in the murders devouring the country.


But the man on the other end spoke in a way that was instantly familiar. Linares had come to know that pitched, menacing tone from years of run-ins with every kind of Mexican gangster.

“This is Commander Eagle,” the voice said. “I’m from the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.”