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Mexican newspaper closes print edition after attack

Posted at 12:11 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 15:11:30-04

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A newspaper in the city of Parral in northern Mexico has decided to stop publishing its print edition after unidentified assailants tossed gasoline bombs at its office.

In an editorial Wednesday, El Monitor de Parral said it will continue with its digital edition, but will not cover any crime stories or news “with a political slant.”

The newspaper referred to an “attack by a group of people,” but gave no specifics and nobody answered phone calls to its offices.

However, other local media reported the facade of the newspaper’s building had been damaged by gasoline bombs.

Parral is located in the northern border state of Chihuahua, which has long been plagued by drug cartel violence.