Cowed by Cartels? Mexican Journalists Find Fresh Ways to Get Info Out

Reporter AJ Espinoza, rarely publishes stories that touch on recurring corruption, gun battles, kidnappings, or cartel violence that roil his home state.

At least, he doesn’t publish them in Mexico.

About two years ago, Mr. Espinoza, who uses a pen name for security, discovered one way he could counter the limits he faces as a journalist in Tamaulipas, where battling cartels – and allegedly aligned government officials – have fostered an environment of strict self-censorship.

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