Mexican Journalist, Miroslava Breach, was murdered Thursday morning near Chihuahua. A note was discovered at the crime scene from Mexican Cartel members saying that her death was due to her reporting saying too much and that the state governor was next. There is outrage from the people about the lack of response by the Mexican government.
She was shot on her way out of her own house at approximately 7:15am. This note was signed by the ‘El 80’ which is a top leader in t he Juarez Cartel. This incident came shortly after a report by Breitbart Texas that another journalist, Ricardo Monlui Cabrera, was murdered for similar reasons while walking with his wife.
According to the RPNM, Breach’s most recent work was tied to the raging cartel violence in Chihuahua. Cartel-connected politicians may have played a role in the murder, the journalist’s network revealed in their statement. The actions may have been tied to officeholders and their organized crime masters who are losing power under a new state government administration.
As information about Breach’s murder began to be released, the Network of Journalists of Mexico’s Northeast (RPNM) expressed outrage for the apparent lack response by the Mexican government.
“We demand an expedited response to punish those responsible in a material and in an intellectual fashion for these attacks on the freedom of expression,” the statement noted.