We start off our newscast with news from Nuevo Laredo. That's where images begin to surface of the gunfire that impacted the building of the "El Mañana" newspaper . Today the daily is making it official in a statement that they can no longer report on the violence plaguing their city. Our Carolina Garcia has more on our top story at ten.
Thanks Adriana. Once again the "El Mañana" offices are hit by gun fire. It happened Friday night. An official in northern Mexico says a group of gunmen opened fire on the newspapers building. Tamaulipas State Interior Secretary Morelos Canseco says the attack lasted five minutes. It was reported that the structure of the building and at least six vehicles were damaged when the bullets and other explosive devices impacted from outside. Today the news paper releases a statement saying they will no longer cover violence.
The statement released in Spanish says the news paper is appealing to the public comprehension as they will not cover any information deriving from the violence in Nuevo Laredo or any other region in Mexico.
The statement ends with a quote from one of Mexico's heroes Ignacio Zaragoza saying people in that land were born free and they will remain free or they will die demanding freedom.
This marks the second violent attack the "El Mañana" suffers. The first attack was back in 2006. It is important to mention that journalists in Mexico have recently fallen victims in several attacks. Just last week, three photojournalists who covered the crime beat were slain in the neighboring state of Veracruz. Reporting from the studio Carolina Garcia Pro8news.