Video Shows Mexican Drug Lord Paying Journalists for ‘Good Press’
Video shows Mexican drug lord paying journalists for 'good press' (Fusion)
A new video showing two influential Mexican reporters taking wads of cash from a notorious drug lord suggests the long tendrils of cartel influence have established a grip in the country's journalism industry, as has been rumored for years.
The video, which was published yesterday by Mexican news site MVS, shows two reporters from Mexico’s troubled Michoacan state appearing to accept money from one of the country’s most wanted drug lords, Servando Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar Cartel. The men then discuss a “communication strategy” to improve the cartel's image and are heard asking for trucks and cameras.