Another Mexican Journalist Found Dead

News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Mon. Sept. 26, 2011: Another journalist in Mexico has been found dead, this time the editor of the Primera Hora newspaper.

Mexican prosecutors say the decapitated body of a woman found in the northern city of Nuevo Laredo on Saturday has been identified as newspaper editor, Maria Elizabeth Macias.

Macias’ body was found next to a threatening message in a busy area of Nuevo Laredo, in northern Tamaulipas state. Police said the message, accusing her of denouncing drug violence on social networks and websites, such as Nuevo Laredo en Vivo, or Nuevo Laredo Live, where citizens can leave messages pointing the security forces to the locations where gangs congregate and sell drugs, had been left by a criminal gang.

The Committee to Protect Journalists says 59 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 1992.