Mexico’s largest television network, Televisa was bombed in Monterey. The bomb went off in front of the building causing some damage to the facility but no one was hurt. Their studios in Matamoros were attached just hours earlier.
It is incidents like this that have prompted Human Rights groups to declare Mexico as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for reporters.
The same station had two reporters and two colleagues kidnapped last month while they were covering a story of corruption at a prison in Durango. The ransom demand was that the TV station must broadcast a series of videos accusing local officials of working with the drug cartels.
Two of the journalists were later freed and the remaining two were rescued.
Several broadcasters in Mexican Media have refused to go on the air while journalists are exposed to such dangers to cover the news.
Monterrey often considered the industrial capital as well as the richest city in Mexico is experiencing a sharp increase in crime as drug gangs increase their operations there. On Saturday, the Zeta cartel blocked off 13 major roads in Monterrey, in a display of the notorious drug gangs presence in the city.