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  1. “Murders of Nota Roja: Truth and Justice in Mexican Crime News” by Pablo Piccato

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    April 29, 2014 by cfmsc

    In this issue of Past & Present, Pablo Piccato, Professor of History at Columbia University, offers a fascinating journey into the nota roja of mid-twentieth century Mexico, examining the genre in the context of the cleavage between truth and justice in the Mexican public sphere. This articles challenges prevailing understandings crime news as a minor and vulgar journalistic genre, arguing that a close reading of nota roja can shed light on how “the right to truth became separated from the right to justice” in Mexico.

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