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Mexico newspaper stops printing after reporter shot dead

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Journalists are reflected on the sunglasses of a woman during a protest in Ciudad Juarez against the murder of the journalist Miroslava Breach. The strap reads "Not one more" (25/03/2017): Activists say Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists © Reuters Activists say Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists

A regional newspaper in Mexico says the violence against journalists and the lack of punishment for those responsible is forcing it to stop printing.

In an editorial, Norte de Ciudad Juarez said Sunday's edition would be its last.

It is not clear whether the paper will continue publishing online.

Miroslava Breach, a journalist who worked for the paper in Chihuahua city, was shot dead last month.

Journalists holding pictures of Miroslava Breach in a protest in Ciudad Juarez outside the Attorney General's Office (25/03/2017): Chihuahua's state governor said he did not have the means to fight the drug cartels © Reuters Chihuahua's state governor said he did not have the means to fight the drug cartels

She was one of three journalists killed in Mexico in March.

Cameras and notebooks of journalists are seen during a protest against the murder of the Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach. Pictures of Miroslava read "Justice" (25/03/2017): Miroslava Breach was the third journalist killed in Mexico in March © Reuters Miroslava Breach was the third journalist killed in Mexico in March

Ms Breach had reported extensively on the links between organised crime and politicians in Chihuahua state for Norte de Ciudad Juarez and for La Jornada, a national newspaper based in Mexico City.

Ms Breach was shot eight times in her car outside her home in the state capital, Chihuahua.

One of her children was in the vehicle but was not hurt.

The gunmen left a note saying: "For being a loud-mouth."

The killing prompted the governor of the state of Chihuahua to say his government did not have the means to tackle organised crime.

He said he had requested federal resources to help local police fight the drug cartels.

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