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Mexican Drug Cartel Hires CNN Reporter for PR Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Sep 24, 2014, 01:54 AM

Expressing concerns over so-called "bad optics," Mexico's most deadly drug cartel, 'Knights Templar,' hired CNN reporter Jose Luis Diaz, to upgrade their "communications strategy."

Russia Today reports that, "Two reporters from Mexico’s troubled Michoacan state have been caught accepting money from the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel and discussing a “communication strategy” to improve the cartel’s image."

Knights Templar drug lord, La Tuta, pursued a strong social media presence while uploading corresponding 'murder and mayhem' YouTube videos.

According to RT, "The second reporter in the video is Jose Luis Diaz, owner of Esquema, a news agency that focuses on crime news in Michoacan. Esquema supplied news footage and photos to a wide range of international networks, including the Associated Press, Univision, CNN and Mundo Fox. Diaz also worked as a fixer for foreign journalists in Michoacan covering the conflict between the Knights Templar and self-styled vigilante groups that have attempted to expel the cartel from the region."

La Tuta criticized the CNN reporter for laziness, by saing that, "who do you think is uploading everything? We are."

To read the entire article from Russia Today, link here:

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