Reporter threatened after writing about local police involvement in crime

first_img MexicoAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the threats that have made against Claudia Padilla Pacheco (photo) of the daily Correo in the central state of Guanajuato after she wrote two investigative reports about the alleged implication of local police and former police in criminal activity. The organisation calls on the federal authorities to intervene. May 5, 2021 Find out more to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas RSF_en Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News Help by sharing this information Reports News Reporters Without Borders today called on the federal authorities to take charge of investigating attempts to intimidate crime reporter Claudia Padilla Pacheco of the local daily Correo in Celaya (in the central state of Guanajuato) after she wrote two investigative reports about the alleged implication of local police in criminal activity.“Padilla exposed a major ring of Guanajuato state police officers, some of whom are still at their posts despite being investigated by the state judicial authorities,” the press freedom organisation said. “The threats made against her are further evidence of the corruption and impunity seriously eroding press freedom in Mexico, especially at the local level.”Reporters Without Borders added: “As the federal authorities have undertaken to take charge of cases of attacks on the press, they should take over the job of protecting Padilla and investigating her complaint.”Padilla wrote a report on 13 December about a security firm created by Juan Pablo Vázquez Sotelo, the former coordinator of the judicial investigative police (PME) in Guanajuato state. She said five of the seven former police officers hired by Vázquez had been suspended for torture, abuse of authority and concealing information. She also reported that two of the former PME police officers had been fired in March for concealing trafficking in stolen cars.The next day, Padilla receiving an anonymous call in which a male voice told her : “We want to know how much you are being paid to make trouble for the PME.”Correo ran another story by Padilla on 20 December about seven police officers still in active service who are allegedly involved in a ring that traffics in stolen cars and subjects drivers to extortion. The ring has also allegedly covered up three murders and protected drug traffickers.The investigation, being handled by the Guanajuato state prosecutor’s office, has already reportedly established that former police chiefs Aniceto Ayala Blanco, Federico Silvano Espino Manzano and Felipe Rosas were the apparent leaders of this criminal ring.On the night of 20 December, the home of Padilla’s neighbours and cousins in Celaya was broken into. Shortly afterwards, Padilla’s mother received a threatening call. “Tell Claudia Padilla we went to the wrong apartment but we know where she lives,” the anonymous caller said.The Celaya municipal police is investigating the complaint which Padilla and her mother filed with the prosecutor’s office. Since 21 December, Padilla has been assigned two bodyguards by the local prosecutor. News Organisation December 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter threatened after writing about local police involvement in crime Receive email alerts Follow the news on Mexico April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Five-star United give Moyes first win

first_imgRobin van Persie wasted no time in picking up where he left off last season with the final goal in Manchester United’s 5-1 win over the A League All Stars in Sydney. A delicate pass from Giggs sent Welbeck beyond the All Stars defence just past the half hour and the England forward scored. After netting only twice last season, Welbeck needs to make a positive start this term, especially as Wayne Rooney’s future is open to such debate and Javier Hernandez is going to miss the remaining three games in the Far East. Welbeck was a man on a mission and Michael Beauchamp denied him with a brave sliding block before the forward blasted into Covic but the ball ricocheted wide off the keeper’s legs. The hosts improved after the break, with Besart Berisha pulling one back with an understrength shot Anders Lindegaard was unable to prevent creeping in at the corner. United’s reply was instant, and yet again Lingard supplied the finish, a brutal effort from 12 yards. Welbeck turned home Van Persie’s corner not long after the Dutchman’s introduction and he almost completed his hat-trick with a shot that rolled narrowly wide. But it was left to Van Persie to have the final say, the back-to-back Golden Boot winner taking no time to get into the groove once more. Press Association After the false start in Bangkok last weekend, it completed a satisfactory evening for the Red Devils, who fly to Japan on the next leg of their tour on Sunday for matches in Yokohama and Osaka. And for Moyes it was a welcome first win, with Warrington-born youngster Jesse Lingard having the honour of scoring United’s first goal for their new manager in front of 83,127 at ANZ Stadium. That an Australia national side missing its European contingent was facing South Korea in an East Asian Cup encounter at virtually exactly the same time as the remainder of the A League was in action underlined the scratch nature of Ange Postecoglou’s team. Little wonder they struggled defensively, with Danny Welbeck exchanging passes with Lingard before firing an early chance straight at Ante Covic. It was not long before the same pair were combining to score the first goal of Moyes’ time in charge. Showing imagination to dummy Ryan Giggs’ pass, Welbeck allowed the ball to run on to an unmarked Lingard. The 20-year-old kept his nerve to put the visitors in front from 10 yards. Thomas Broich fizzed a shot over from the edge of the area but this never looked like being a repeat of last Saturday’s stuttering display. A late arrival on United’s pre-season tour, Van Persie was only introduced for the final half hour after a heavy week’s training. But it was long enough to claim the assist for Danny Welbeck’s second before atoning for an uncharacteristic miss by driving home from close range almost immediately afterwards. last_img read more

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Let’s go Trojans

first_imgBAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School fall athletic season is underway. Football, boys and girls soccer, cross country, volleyball, golf and cheering began tryouts and practices this week. Sailing for grades 8-12 is a club sport in the fall, a program of the MDI Community Sailing Center. Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Posts Bio Team and individual fall sports photos are set for Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m.The first football game of the season is a scrimmage Aug. 25 against Camden. Preseason soccer games begin for both boys and girls on Aug. 23. The golf team takes on GSA and Calais Friday, Aug. 29. On Saturday, Sept. 6, varsity volleyball hosts Cony, and cross country heads to Ellsworth for their first invitational meet.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textCall Athletic Director Alfred “Bunky” Dow at 288-5011, ext. 3327, or email [email protected] Fenceviewer Staff Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

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