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Juarez Cartel Implicated in slaying of second Mexican reporter this week in Chihuahua,

March 24, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Juarez Cartel Implicated in slaying of second Mexican reporter this week in Chihuahua,

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A Mexican drug cartel is believed to be responsible for the slaying of an acclaimed Mexican reporter in the border state of Chihuahua. At the scene, members of a drug cartel left a message revealing that the murder was because of her reporting.

On Thursday, unidentified gunmen shot Miroslava Breach, a journalist who worked as an editor for El Norte and La Jornada.

According to Proceso, Breach was leaving her residence at roughly 7:15 a.m. when she was gunned down. At the scene, the assailants left a poster board that stated “por lenguona. Sigue tu Gobernador.

The note declared that the reporter was killed for saying too much and that the state governor was next on their list.

Police confirmed Miroslava Breach’s killing was a targeted assassination 

The poster was signed by “El 80”, leading officials to believe Carlos Arturo Quintana, a top leader of the Juarez Cartel, was responsible.

Quintana’s gunmen were behind Sunday’s  brutal gun battle that murdered at least eight victims includingCésar Raúl Gamboa Sosa, alias ‘El Cabo,’ the leader of La Línea faction of the Juarez Cartel. The FBI is seeking the arrest of Quintana as part of a federal case against him on multiple drug trafficking charges linked to the cartel.

The FBI is seeking the arrest of Quintana as part of a federal case against him on multiple drug trafficking charges linked to the cartel.

Breach’s slaying occurred just days after Ricardo Monlui Cabrera, a Mexican reporter from Veracruz, was executed as he was walking with his wife.

Carlos Arturo Quintana alias “El 80”

As information about Breach’s death was released, the Network of Journalists of Mexico’s Northeast (RPNM) displayed outrage for the clear lack of response from the Mexican government.

“We demand a response to punish those responsible for these attacks on the freedom of expression,” the statement said.

The RPNM reported that Breach’s most recent work detailed the out of control cartel-related violence in Chihuahua. Cartel-connected politicians may have played a part in the killing, the journalist’s network indicated in their statement. The actions may have been linked to officeholders and their organized crime leaders who are losing power under a new state administration.

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