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  1. Ron Strider

    The Murder Of Mexican Journalists Points To U.S. Role In Fueling Drug War Violence

    One month ago, the award-winning journalist Javier Valdez was pulled from his car and killed in broad daylight near his office in Culiacán, in Sinaloa state in Mexico. Valdez is the sixth journalist to be assassinated in Mexico this year, and his killing has sparked outcry and sent new...
  2. Ron Strider

    Mexican Journalists Lose Another Colleague To The Drug War

    In his last public remarks, made on a live television show, "El Almohadazo," on Monday morning, the Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas spoke by Skype with the show's presenter, Fernanda Tapia. Their conversation dealt with issues pertaining to Mexico's decade-old drug war, in which at...
  3. K

    Alaska's First Marijuana Retailer Opens To Throngs Of Customers

    Valdez, Alaska - They weren't giving away marijuana, but that didn't stop dozens from lining up hours in advance for the opening of Alaska's first pot shop on Saturday. Residents of Valdez are calling their community "the highest little town at sea level," KTVA reported. People in Alaska...