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In the mouth of the wolf = (En la boca del lobo) : a murder, a cover-up, and the true cost of silencing the press / Katherine Corcoran.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Crookston Public Library 364.1523 COR (Text) 33500013711627 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1635575036
  • ISBN: 9781635575033
  • Physical Description: xviii, 315 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (293-315).
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- Time -- If not you, then who? -- "We're living in madness" -- A heaven inside hell -- "Mr. Governor, we don't believe you" -- The fab four -- Case closed -- The young radicals -- The mouth of the wolf -- Sidelined -- Reginazos -- The cover-up -- Arrancando motores -- Welcome to Xalapa -- What was she working on? Part I -- A pattern emerges -- Paranoia -- The new organized crime -- Mass graves -- What was she working on? Part II -- Who killed Regina Martínez? -- The gray zone -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"Regina Martínez was no stranger to retaliation. A journalist out of Mexico's Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, Regina's stories for the magazine Proceso laid out the corruption and abuse underlying Mexican politics. She was barred from press conferences, and copies of Proceso often disappeared before they made the newsstands. In 2012, shortly after Proceso published an article on corruption and two Veracruz politicians, and the magazine went missing once again, she was bludgeoned to death in her bathroom. The message was clear: No journalist in Mexico was safe. Katherine Corcoran, then leading the Associated Press coverage of Mexico, admired Regina Martínez's work. Troubled by the news of her death, Corcoran journeyed to Veracruz to find out what had happened. Regina hadn't even written the controversial article. But did she have something else that someone didn't want published? Once there, Katherine bonded with four of Regina's grief-stricken mentees, each desperate to prove who was to blame for the death of their friend. Together they battled cover-ups, narco-officials, red tape, and threats to sift through the mess of lies--and discover what got Regina killed. A gripping look at reporters who dare to step on the deadly "third rail," where the state and organized crime have become indistinguishable, In the Mouth of the Wolf confronts how silencing the free press threatens basic protections and rule of law across the globe"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 September #2
    *Starred Review* Corcoran, former Associated Press bureau chief for Mexico and Central America, debuts with this captivating story of the murder of a Mexican journalist and her own mission to contest the official version of events. In 2012, Mexico had become a dangerous place for journalists due to both cartel violence and the government's attempts to undermine journalists' work and reputations. Amidst these conditions, Regina Martinez, known for her impeccable investigative reporting that often cast aspersions on high-ranking officials, was found beaten to death in her home. A former lover was held responsible, but Martinez's friends, many of them journalists, did not believe his guilt, and the supposed perpetrator claimed he was tortured into signing a confession. As Corcoran begins her own investigation, she discovers myriad contradictions, including several stories that changed, likely out of fear and/or bribery. She becomes convinced that Martinez was working on a government expose, and was murdered for it. Corcoran's detailing of recent Mexican history provides crucial understanding of the environment she, her sources, and local journalists are operating under. She also injects a strong sense of place and fear into this copiously detailed, compelling true-crime tale. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Katherine Corcoran is a former Associated Press bureau chief for Mexico and Central America and a former codirector of Cronkite Noticias, the bilingual reporting program at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She has been an Alicia Patterson fellow, the Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy at the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow. At the AP, she led an award-winning team that broke major stories about cartel and state violence and abuse of authority in Mexico and Central America. Her columns about Mexican politics and press freedom have appeared in the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, and on Univision Online, among other publications. She is currently codirector of MasterLAB, an investigative editor training program in Mexico City.

Subject: Martinez, Regina, 1963-2012.
Murder > Investigation.
Political corruption.
Women journalists.
Women journalists > Crimes against > Mexico.
Journalists > Crimes against > Mexico.
Veracruz (Veracruz-Llave, Mexico)
Murder > Investigation.
Political corruption.
Women journalists.
Mexico > Veracruz (Veracruz-Llave)
Genre: True crime stories.
True crime stories.

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