Jorge Luis Aguirre

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Mexican Reporter Pleads Today for US Asylum

Journalist says he received death threats daily before fleeing

(Newser) - A Mexican journalist who says he fled across the border with his teenage son in 2008 after receiving daily death threats while covering his nation's bloody drug war is scheduled to plead his case for asylum before a US federal judge today. Emilio Gutierrez Soto and his son, then 15,... More »

US Grants Asylum to Mexican Journalist

Jorge Luis Aguirre got death threat in 2008

(Newser) - A Mexican journalist who was the target of death threats like those made by drug cartels says he has been granted asylum in the US in a case believed to be the first of its kind since the country's bloody drug war began. Death threats are at the heart of... More »

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