MASKED males claiming to be from Mexico’s deadliest drug gang have threatened to homicide a TV anchor over her “unfair” protection of the cartel.

The Jalisco New Era cartel stated that journalist Azucena Uresti was biased in her reporting and that she was favouring “self-defence teams” who’re standing as much as the gangsters.

Instagram / Azucena Uresti

Mexican TV anchor Azucena Uresti acquired a dying risk in a video circulating on social media[/caption]

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Rubén Oseguera Cervantes is the chief of the harmful cartel[/caption]

In a video shared on social media, a spokesperson for the group, who’s surrounding by closely armed males sporting face coverings, says that he’s talking on behalf of the cartel’s chief Rubén Oseguera Cervantes, generally known as El Mencho.

“I’m not in opposition to freedom of expression, however I’m in opposition to whoever assaults me instantly,” the particular person stated.

The person talking promised Uresti that she would “eat her phrases”.

The cartel spokesperson went on to say that he was not a “debt collector or extortionist, nor am I a kidnapper” however as an alternative stated the vigilante teams had been traffickers, kidnappers and extortionists.

It comes after a report by Uresti which centered on the rise of armed teams who’ve been defending themselves in opposition to the cartel.

Simply hours after receiving the dying risk, Uresti posted an image of herself smiling at her desk prepared to return to work.

Seemingly unfazed by the video, Uresti stated in a dwell broadcast: “This morning, an alleged prison group issued threats in opposition to a number of media shops and in opposition to myself for the journalistic work we do in Michoacán.”

On Tuesday morning, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated that Uresti and “all Mexicans” can be protected.

“It’s our accountability in order that they aren’t intimidated or threatened by anybody,” he stated.

Final September, a journalist who reported on crime in Veracruz was discovered murdered and decapitated subsequent to coach tracks.

Julio Valdivia, 44, wrote about grisly crimes within the gang violence-plagued Gulf Coast state and his dying was disclosed by Diario El Mundo, the newspaper he labored for.

Whereas there have been preliminary indications {that a} prepare could have run over Valdivia, that was dominated out by the prosecutor’s workplace, a newspaper staffer stated, in accordance with the New York Put up. 

The staffer stated Valdivia had been “beheaded and tortured.”

The Committee to Defend Journalists spoke out in opposition to the “horrible occasions” that led to Valdivia’s dying and made an “pressing name” for authorities to search out the culprits. 

A report performed by the CPJ claimed that Mexico was the deadliest nation on this planet for the media in 2020.

Virtually a 3rd of all journalist killings world wide final 12 months befell in Mexico, in accordance with the committee. 

Because the 12 months 2000, 124 journalists have been murdered in Mexico making it probably the most harmful place for a reporter outdoors of a warfare zone.

Based in 2009, the CJNG is now thought of probably the most harmful and highly effective cartel in Mexico.

Its drug trafficking empire now reaches all corners of the globe, regardless of ferocious competitors from different cartels in Mexico and more and more determined efforts from worldwide authorities to carry again the blood-dimmed tide.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration is even providing a $10,000,000 reward for info that results in the seize of the CJNG’s chief, El Mencho, which is the best reward of its sort ever provided.