Latino newspapers toning down immigration raid coverageby Art Hughes, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The largest Latino newspaper in Minnesota is treading carefully around the story of the immigration and identity theft arrests at Swift meatpacking plants in Worthington and elsewhere.
Latino Communications Network, which owns La Prensa and Gente newspapers, is toning down coverage of the arrests and pending deportations. The editors at the the papers worry about generating additional fear among Latino readers.
The latest editions were issued Thursday.
Minnesota Public Radio's Art Hughes talked with Editorial Director Marco Fernandez at his Lake Street office in Minneapolis. Fernandez says his papers are using the word "detained" instead of "deported."
- All Things Considered, 12/14/2006, 5:54 p.m.