November 6th, 2011
04:37 PM ET

Editor: Armed men attack Mexican newspaper office

Armed men burst into a newspaper office in eastern Mexico Sunday, warning staff before they set fire to the building, the newspaper's editor said.

No one was injured in the ensuing blaze, which damaged the inside and outside of El Bueno Tono ("The Good Tone") newspaper in Cordoba, Veracruz, editor Julio Fentanes told CNNMexico.

"They broke windows outside and inside the building," he said. "They came armed with all kinds of weapons, with pipes, with any number of things."

Workers hid in the back of the building during the early-morning incident, he said.

Veracruz state government spokesmen said a container with 10 liters of gasoline was found at the scene.

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  1. Perfect Stormy

    What was the purpose of this?

    November 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. €:^)

    Americans fall kinda like Arab spin ...

    November 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Guiomar Novaes always did things like that when she got a bad review for a piano recital, but I like hot blood.

    November 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Im hotblooded check it and see, gotta fever of a hundred and three, cmon baby do ya do more than dance.. (and I dont even LIKE that song. Hi JIF!

    November 6, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    I dislike that song, too; they've had better.

    Hi, JIF, raven.

    JIF, Philip thinks you're his new best friend.

    November 6, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    And people want to vacation in this country????

    November 6, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)

    They were just mad because they spelled their names wrong.

    November 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ¤.¤

    Ay, carrumba!

    November 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ¤.¤

    Phil called banasy butt ugly on the conception blog! Is he retarded or something or just insane?

    November 6, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. *cosmicvox

    It's turning into Mad Maxville down there. Not good.:(

    November 6, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Mexico is one place I used to dream about.
    Not any more.
    Again, what was the purpose of this?

    November 6, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. *cosmicvox

    First they take out the law, then take out the press. In the ensuing chaos the bullies rule through fear and intimidation. Very frightening!! An old but effective Tactic.

    November 7, 2011 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  13. Bec

    Put up a wall! We don't want this violence spilling into the US

    November 8, 2011 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |