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01/07/2013 10:21 am ET

Documentary 'Reportero' Exposes The Dangers Of Reporting On The Mexican Cartels

Bernardo Ruiz was in Mexicali, Mexico in 2009 researching deported children living in a shelter when he stumbled upon another problem that left him with the burning sense that he had to capture it on film.

What was initially planned as a 30-minute meeting about local children with Mexican journalist Sergio Haro expanded into a three-hour discussion about the dangers of reporting on the cartels in Mexico. More than 50 journalists have been killed or gone missing in Mexico since 2006, the year that incoming president Felipe Calderon launched a strong government agenda attacking organized crime and the cartels specifically.

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