FORA.tv Speaker - Adela Navarro Bello
Adela Navarro Bello is the general director of the weekly magazine Zeta in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. She graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in 1996 where she studied Communication. Created in 1980, Zeta is one of the only publications to regularly run investigations on organized crime, drug trafficking, and corruption in Mexico's northern states, where self-censorship is rampant. The cost of Zeta's coverage of crime along the U.S.-Mexico border has been high: Héctor Félix Miranda, co-founder of the magazine, was killed in 1988, and co-editor Francisco Ortiz Franco was murdered in 2004. In 1997, after an assassination attempt against J. Jesús Blancornelas, the founder and then director of Zeta, in which one of his bodyguards was killed, Mexican authorities provided Navarro with a bulletproof vest and two bodyguards. Before becoming general director, Navarro worked as a writer, columnist, and a member of the editorial board. During more than 20 years of journalistic reporting for Semanario ZETA, she has interviewed Mexico's top political figures including presidents, governors, and party leaders.
04.14.12 | 01:17:53 min
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