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Maria de los Ángeles González Hernández, columnist at the newspaper “El Político” has reportedly received a number of anonymous death threats by email, allegedly from local labour leaders in Xalapa, Veracruz, southern Mexico.
On 22 October, the journalist said she had received seven emails with threats against her and her family. According to Gonzalez, the threats could arise from a newspaper column in which concerns the triumph of independent workers in a contest to represent employees in negotiating the collective agreement of the sugar factory Ingenio El Potrero, managing to defeat the main union of the country, the Confederation of Workers of Mexico (CTM).