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Mexico Journalists' Killings Solved? Critics Doubt It

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Police secure the area where the body of Mexican reporter Marco Antonio Avila Garcia was found inside a black plastic bag on the side of a road near the city of Empalme, south of Ciudad Obregon, in Sonora state, Mexico, Friday, May 18, 2012.
Police secure the area where the body of Mexican reporter Marco Antonio Avila Garcia was found inside a black plastic bag on the side of a road near the city of Empalme, south of Ciudad Obregon, in Sonora state, Mexico, Friday, May 18, 2012.

MEXICO CITY — With rare speed, authorities in the violence-plagued coastal state of Veracruz say they have solved the killings of five journalists and news media workers, pinning the slayings on two notorious drug cartels.

But press freedom advocates Thursday questioned what they considered a too facile resolution of one of the most alarming strings of journalism attacks in a country where such bloodshed has become all too familiar.

Read the whole story at The Los Angeles Times