Reporting in Medellín de Bravo, Mexico Jorge Sánchez appears 12-feet tall as he sits across from me in the patio of his breezeblock-home near the coast of Veracruz; he hits me with his pure courage. The 36-year old journalist lives in the exact same house where a “commando” of men with ski masks and rifles burst in and took his journalist father away in 2015. Three weeks later his father’s corpse was found hacked up and stuffed into a plastic bag. Most of us who lived through such an atrocity would flee. But Jorge not only stays in the house with his mother and his own family, but has taken over his father’s reporting.
Bigger than any murder is the climate that allows it, as exemplified by your words:
"A hired thug involved in the kidnapping was arrested and confessed but seven years later, he still hasn’t been sentenced. Two police officers were each given 25 years, but this was later reduced to six, so they are out. The mayor, who Jorge believes was key in ordering the hit, has been indicted but still roams free."