Amid heckles, Mexico president vows more to stop reporter murders

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto was heckled by journalists on Wednesday as he announced measures to strengthen investigations into attacks on reporters and offer them greater protection from being murdered by violent drug gangs.

Mexico is one of the deadliest countries in the world to be a journalist, and with five reporters killed since March, Pena Nieto faces mounting pressure to do more to protect the press corps reporting on the decade-long drug war.

On Monday, respected drug war chronicler Javier Valdez was killed when assailants opened fire on his car in the Sinaloa state capital, Culiacan. That same day, in the neighboring state of Jalisco, gunmen killed a magazine reporter and wounded his mother, who was an executive at the family-run publication.

Mexico’s President Pena Nieto talks to journalists about slain journalists in Mexico at Los…