July 25, 2024

Press Freedom


Mexico September 10, 2010

Lic. Carlos Garduno Salinas
Director General Adjunto
de Investigacion y Atencion a Casos
Av. Paseo de la Reforma No. 99
Col. Tabacalera, Deleg. Cauauhtemoc, C.P. 06030
Mexico, D.F.
Government of Mexico

Dear Mr. Garduno:

Many thanks for your thoughtful reply to our recent letter. The Overseas Press Club of America is gratified by your government’s determination to protect your country’s journalists, and glad to be reminded of the many steps you have taken to achieve this goal. As we have remarked in several recent letters, we fully understand how difficult this is in light of the struggle to restore law and order in Mexico’s current crisis.

We hope that your National Program on Human Rights (2010-2012) will succeed in all of its goals, and will result in the arrest of the killers of the many journalists whose murders now go unsolved. We also repeat our suggestion that President Calderon declare a national day of mourning to recognize and honor the journalists who have given their lives in the cause of bringing the truth to their countrymen. This action would symbolize and underscore the urgency of the situation, as well as encouraging Mexico’s courageous journalists not to lose faith in their cause or give in to self-censorship.

Thank you again for your letter, and our best wishes for success in your efforts to protect journalists in Mexico.

Very truly yours,

Larry Martz
Jeremy Main
Co-chairmen, Freedom of the Press Committee


H.E. Felipe Calderon
Residencia Official de los Pinos
Col. San Miguel Chapultepec
11850 Mexico, DF
Government of Mexico
Fax: (011.52.5) 515.5729

Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza
Attorney General
Avenida Paseo de la Reforma, Nos. 211-213
Mexico, DF, C.P. 06500
Government of Mexico
Fax: (202) 728.1698

Olga María del Carmen Sánchez
Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación
Pino Súarez, No.2
Colonia Centro, México, DF
Government of México
Fax: (011.525.55) 522.0152

Genaro David Góngora Pimentel
Ministro Presidente
Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación
Pino Súarez, No.2
Colonia Centro, México, DF
Government of México
Fax: (011.525.55) 522.0152

H.E. Arturo Sarukhan Casamitjana
Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S.A.
Embassy of Mexico
1911 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: (202) 728.1698

Ambassador Claude Heller
Permanent Representative
Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations
2 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Fax: (212) 688.8862

H.E. Antonio O. Garza, Jr.
U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Embassy of the United States of America
P.O. Box 9000
Brownsville, TX 78520
Fax: (011.52.55) 5080.2005

Lcda. Rosario Robles
Partido de la Revolución Democrática
Huatusco # 37, 5o. piso
Col. Roma Sur, México, DF
Fax: (011.52.55) 5207.1200

Patricia Mercado Sanchez
El Economista
Mexico, DF

Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz
El Universal of Mexico City
Bucareli N° 8, Col. Centro
Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06040

Ramón Darío Cantú Deándar
El Maòana

Alfredo Corchado
The Dallas Morning News

Jorge Luis

Robert Rivard
San Antonio Express-News
P.O. Box 2171
San Antonio, TX 78297