Mexico offers bodyguards and bulletproof vests to vulnerable journalists. It hasn’t been enough.

Mexico offers bodyguards and bulletproof vests to vulnerable journalists. It hasn’t been enough.

“Journalists will ask for some sort of protection under the government’s mechanism and, in some cases, the government will say, ‘Here’s a police detail,’ even if the journalist is being threatened by the chief of police,” said Natalie Southwick, program coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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