10 drawings, 14 halftones, 2 graphs, 3 tables

Journalism, Satire, and Censorship in Mexico

Edited by Paul GillinghamMichael LettieriBenjamin T. Smith



Since the 2000 elections toppled the PRI, over 150 Mexican journalists have been murdered. Failed assassinations and threats have silenced thousands more. Such high levels of violence and corruption question one of the fundamental assumptions of modern societies, that democracy and press freedom are inextricably intertwined. In this collection historians, media experts, political scientists, cartoonists, and journalists reconsider censorship, state-press relations, news coverage, and readership to retell the history of Mexico’s press.

Contributor Bios
Paul Gillingham is an associate professor of Latin American history at Northwestern University. He is the author of Cuauhtémoc’s Bones: Forging National Identity in Modern Mexico (UNM Press).
Michael Lettieri is a senior research fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
Benjamin T. Smith is a reader in Latin American history at the University of Warwick. He is the author of Pistoleros and Popular Movements: The Politics of State Formation in Postrevolutionary Oaxaca.