May 4, 2012
Gabriel Huge, Guillermo Luna and Esteban Rodriguez must have hoped they would be spared. Until last year the three had been members of a tight band of journalists covering the drug war that has swamped the Caribbean port city of Veracruz.
Huge and his nephew Luna had worked on the local newspaper Notiver, Rodriguez with a rival publication, Diario AZ; but all three resigned in July after two of their colleagues were killed – one of them with his wife and one of his children.
The three photographers fled the city after hearing that their names were also on a hitlist, but soon returned. Earlier this year, Huge and Luna picked up their cameras and – figuring that the threat had passed – started working again, as freelancers. Rodriguez decided that enough was enough. He got a job as a welder at a mechanic’s workshop.
This article was posted: Friday, May 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm