Daniel you asked...
Posted by Dorrie on May 29, 2008, 8:46 pm
You were curious about the Guadalajara newspaper "Milenio Publico". I spoke to a Mexican friend of mine from Guadalajara, who took journalism for a couple of years. She explained: way back, late '80's, there was a national newspaper, "El Excelsior", in Mexico City. It was viewed as a professional, unbiased paper by many.
This paper did an indepth investigation the spiraling inflation occuring in the early '90's, and on the 3rd day of publishing documents, the federal government shut it down completely. Forever.
After a week in jail,the editor fled to Germany. There he found a lot of moral and financial support, and eventually returned to Mexico to start the national newspaper chain "Milenio", working with some of the same journalists and with the same M.O. In Mexico City this paper is called "Reforma", and is highly respected for it's inbiased political analysis. Apparently by 10 each morning it's sold out.
So the articles of Agustin Del Castillo appear throughout the country, and in the "Reforma". Del Castillo has won national awards for his environmental reporting, and if you google "Agustin Del Castillo Sandoval" you can find more of his articles and awards.
He has been visiting here for 6 months more or less, researching and interviewing people. Three
articles about this part of the coast have been published so far.
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