15 November 2011
IAPA condemned attack on Mexican newspaper
The IAPA also condemned the armed attack on the offices of the newspaper El Siglo de Torreón in Coahuila state that occurred early today.
The IAPA also condemned the armed attack on the offices of the newspaper El Siglo de Torreón in Coahuila state that occurred early today. Executives of the newspaper told the IAPA that at around 2:40 a.m., three people riding two automobiles parked their vehicles outside the buildings main door, set fire to one of cars, and began shooting at the building. No injuries were reported. This was the third attack on the newspaper chain El Siglo. In 2009, El Siglo de Torreón and El Siglo de Durango plants were also shot at, causing damage and panic. The La Laguna region, comprised by the states of Coahuila and Durango, has been ravaged by organized crime, leading to self-censorship due to attacks on media outlets, and threats, abduction and the murder of journalists.