Mexico’s Secretary of Interior Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong called the country’s Mechanism to Protect Journalists a “failure” that will require restructuring to carry out its responsibilities as established by the law, Proceso magazine reported.
Marisol Macías Castañeda, also appearing as Maria Elizabeth Macías Castro in media reports and known for her online name “NenaDLaredo” or “La Nena De Laredo,” (1972? – 24 September 2011), was a Mexican editor-in-chief for Primera Hora in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico and posted information about drug activities online. Macías was secretly reporting using the internet site Nuevo Laredo en Vivo, or Nuevo Laredo Live, about drug cartels in her city. Los Zetas murdered her in a publicly visible and brutal slaying with a note near her body as a warning to others. Her murder is the first documented murder of a journalist by adrug cartel in retaliation for journalism that was posted on a social media site