Take Two for January 7, 2013

'Reportero' shows how Mexican journalists risk their lives to get the story

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Reporter Sergio Haro driving through Mexicali, Mexico.

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Outside the offices of the Zeta newspaper in Tiuana, Mexico.

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Picture of Mexicali-based reporter Sergio Haro from years ago.

Reportero Movie Poster

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Image detail of the official poster for the documentary "Reportero," by Bernando Ruiz.


Since 2006, more than 50 journalists have been killed or gone missing in Mexico. That's the same year former President Felipe Calderon went on the offensive against drug cartels

Stories about the drug war sell papers in Mexico, but reporting on it can be life threatening. Despite the danger, one Tijuana newspaper, Semanario Zeta, continues publishing investigative stories about the cartels

Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz profiles the paper in his new documentary, "Reportero."

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