Sunday, May 05, 2013

Coverage Please

In the past the Albuquerque Journal would have sent a reporter to Mexico City to cover the meeting of the US and Mexican Presidents.  It is an important story given that our Land of Enchantment sits on the border with Mexico.  Given the immigrations issues, economic issues and so called war against drugs issues, you would think the editor at the newspaper could send down an experienced journalist to get us some insight.  But no, what we get is a wire story buried in the back pages on this historic visit of a black US President with a Mexican President.

Well, maybe they will pick up the story second hand and in a little more depth.  And maybe they did send someone who will file stories later.  Lets hope so because we are tied to Mexico in culture, business and family.

8 comments:

Bubba Muntzer said...

Re: "Lets hope so because we are tied to Mexico in culture, business and family."

One aspect of that was brought to my attention the other day. I'd heard on the BBC on my way back from Holbrook that Chapo Guzman's father-in-law had been arrested. Chapo is the biggest drug cartel boss in Mexico. When I got back to the warehouse about 7 a.m. the Mexicanos already knew about it.

They make up a significant share of the work force in certain industries here like manufacture, warehousing, shipping and service. The guys at work always seem to know what's going on in Mexico, whether it be elections or what Thalia is up to. I don't know where they get their info but it seems like the Journal is overlooking a whole local population if they're not covering things that would interest them.

Anonymous said...

Thalia is huge in Mexico. So is Kate del Castillo....anyway I agree that the Journal is ignoring an entire population. But I have to ask, "What else is new?" Many immigration issues go unreported. When I was in Lakeview, the Denver Post wrote about the racial tension between the immigrants and the locals for placement in charter schools which are considered superior to regular schools. We haven't heard anything about that here at all. Disappointing to say the least. Come to think of it, they don't cover Thalia or Kate either.

Anonymous said...

New Mexico is considered a high drug trafficking area. It even receives special funds from the federal government for the responsibility of policing the area but we don't hear anything about that from the Journal either.

Anonymous said...

If APD receives those funds, would it be logical to ask if the federal funding for APD may be at risk now that the DOJ has the department under scrutiny?

Anonymous said...

"culture, business, and family"....and crime. Cartel related crime.

Vicki said...

I spend little time reading the ABQ Journal, but newsflash, my Republican husband is thinking we should drop the paper all together as there is absolutely no news in it.

Anonymous said...

I purchased a year subscription for electronic access and Sunday delivery. Over the past year, the Sunday paper goes from the driveway to the recycle bin and the e-access goes unused. I don't even want to donate the paper to the schools. Let the students read real news instead.

Michelle Meaders said...

David Alire Garcia from New Mexico works for Reuters in Mexico City. Maybe they covered the visit.