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Colombian man sentenced to 31 years in prison for murders of journalist and two others

A Colombian court has sentenced a man to prison for the August 2014 killing of journalist Luis Carlos Cervantes in Tarazá, Antioquia department.

Honduran journalist convicted of defamation faces more than 8 years in prison

Journalist David Romero could face up to eight years and four months in prison after being found guilty of defamation (injurias and calumnias). Yet, throughout the course of judicial proceedings, the director of Radio Globo has repeated accusations of prejudice and retaliation against him because of his journalistic work.

Panamanian legislator withdraws controversial proposal that would have regulated practice of journalism

After a wave of criticism, the Panamanian Congress decided not to consider a controversial proposal that would have imposed serious restrictions on the practice of journalism for local and foreign correspondents, according to the Panamanian newspaper La Prensa.

View select photos of the García Márquez archive

The archive of late author Gabriel García Márquez opened to the public on Oct. 21 at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. See photos of the archive below and visit the Ransom Center's site for more. Today is the last day of the Center's symposium, "Gabriel García Márquez: His Life and Legacy." 

Honduran newspaper stops print edition after government freezes its finances for money laundering investigation

Honduran newspaper Diario Tiempo announced today the termination of its print edition. The newspaper made the decision three weeks after the Honduran government froze the assets of its parent company, business conglomerate Grupo Continental, following accusations of money laundering by the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC).

Photographers gather in Mexico City to support family of murdered colleague

Photographers from around the world donated their work to support the family of photojournalist and colleague Rubén Espinosa who was killed almost three months ago in Mexico City.

Colombia’s El Tiempo is the most followed Latin American newspaper on Twitter

Newspapers from Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela are pulling in the highest numbers of Twitter followers for major dailies in Latin America.

Media executives and journalists at IAPA assembly catalogue censorship in the Americas

Unsolved murders, violent government repression, oppressive anti-media laws and the ever-increasing ties between big money and big government were among the issues of debate at the 71st General Assembly of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA).

New communications minister calls for less funding of state-owned media in Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago’s new communications minister told a group of Caribbean journalists that too much government money was being used to finance state-owned media companies in his country.

Brazilian, Colombian and Costa Rican journalists win global investigative journalism award

The transnational investigative journalism series "Império das Cinzas" (“Empire of Ashes”), about illegal cigarette trafficking in South America, was announced winner of the Global Shining Light Award on Oct. 10.