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Northern Mexico newspaper cites security, says it will no longer cover drug gang violence

A newspaper in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila says it will no longer cover information related to organized crime, citing safety concerns.

The newspaper Zocalo publishes in the Coahuila state capital, Saltillo.

In a front-page editorial posted on its web site Monday, the newspaper says the decision "is based on our responsibility to watch out for the safety and security of over 1,000 workers, their families and our own."

The newspaper did not immediately respond to requests for more specifics on what security threats it was referring to. "Organized crime" usually refers to drug cartels.

Several newspapers in northern Mexico have made the same decision implicitly or explicitly.

The Inter-American Press Association says 127 journalists have been attacked in Mexico over the last 12 years.