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first_img Reporters Without Borders urges the US immigration authorities to grant an emergency residence permit – followed as soon as possible by political asylum – to Ricardo Chávez Aldana, a radio journalist based in the northern border city of Ciudad Juárez, who was forced to flee across the border with his family to the Texan city of El Paso on 10 December.“The US immigration authorities must be aware of the level of violence in Ciudad Juárez, which has affected security on the US side of the border as well,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Chávez and his family would probably have been murdered if they had not rushed to cross the border. Reporting is a high-risk job when you cover organised crime and Chávez is not the first journalists to opt for exile, and will not the last one. For the sake of his safety, he must be allowed to enter the United States when necessary.”Chávez, who works for Radio Cañon, fled with his mother, wife and son across the border to El Paso after getting a series of phone calls threatening his family, several Mexican newspapers said. On 9 December, the day before he fled, he reported on the air that two of his nephews, Diego and Argenis Chávez Luis, aged 15 and 17 respectively, were among four youths who had just been killed in a shooting in Ciudad Juárez. In his report, he condemned the failure of the authorities to arrest those responsible and the freedom with which gunmen operate in the city.Initially determined to defy the threats, Chávez changed his mind and decided to flee although he does not have a passport. “Before crossing the border with my family, I knew we would be arrested by the immigration authorities but it is better to be locked up than dead,” he told Radio Cañon colleagues by telephone from the US side of the border, according to a report in the newspaper La Jornada.Chávez’s story recalls that of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, the correspondent of the regional newspaper El Diario, who fled across the border on 15 June 2008 after being threatened by the Mexican army and was held until 29 January 2009 in a detention centre in El Paso. News Receive email alerts News May 5, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas RSF_en News Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Gutiérrez is now living in the United States, where Reporters Without Borders has been supporting his attempts to obtain asylum.Two other Ciudad Juárez journalists went into exile last year because they were under threat. They are Horacio Nájera, a reporter for the daily Reforma, who has been in Canada since October 2008, and Jorge Luis Aguirre of the online newspaper La Polaka, who fled across the border to El Paso the following month. Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico Reports December 15, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US immigration urged to grant protection to threatened journalist who fled across border MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state to go furtherlast_img

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first_img(FRESNO, Calif) — At least 60 wildfires are burning in the U.S., including the Carr Fire in Northern California that’s already proven deadly.Dry, gusty winds are expected to keep spreading the fires out West, where brutal heat again is in the forecast.Fresno, California, has seen three straight weeks of at least 100 degrees, tying a record expected to be broken Friday. A record-high 91 was recorded in Seattle.The low temp in Death Valley, California, was 100 degrees on Thursday.Fire conditions in Northern California and southern Oregon and southwestern Wyoming are dire as heat advisories and warnings are again expected in much of the West.There were almost 100 damaging storm reports on Thursday ranging from the Plains into the eastern Great Lakes.Wind gusts in parts of Ohio topped out at more than 60 mph, and now this front is moving into the Northeast, which is threatened with damaging storms all the way from Washington to New England. Damaging winds, hail and tornadoes are possible.Additional rainfall could soak the already-waterlogged mid-Atlantic, meaning more flash floods in the region are possible.As far as the rest of the U.S., a large portion of the Plains may see severe weather Friday in the form of damaging winds, hail or tornadoes.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

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