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Honduran president calls for plebiscite on media democratization

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo criticized media organizations for reporting on the roaring violence in the country, which includes the highest murder rate in the world at 92 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.

Two Honduran journalists under threat, warn organizations

Two journalists in Honduras have continued to receive death threats in 2013, according to the Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre in Spanish).

Editor of website in Mexico accuses local police of abuse of authority

A Mexican journalist filed a complaint against the director of the municipal police in the city of Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, holding him responsible for her injuries and abuse of authority, according to a report from the newspaper Milenio.

Report highlights advances and challenges to freedom of expression in El Salvador

The Salvadoran Association of Journalists (APES in Spanish) released its annual report on the advances and challenges to freedom of expression in the Central American country.

Fake journalists convicted of money laundering could be extradited to Mexico

Nicaragua could extradite 18 Mexicans who impersonated Televisa television journalists as part of a money laundering scheme, reported the news agency DPA.

Jailed Cuban journalist denounces lack of medical attention after series of high fevers

The jailed Cuban journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez reported he has suffered from a series of high fevers since Jan. 2 and hasn't received medical attention as of Jan. 5, according to the news agency Hablemos Press, for which Martínez works.

Press freedom attacks in Panama increase against journalists investigating corruption, union says

The Journalists' Union of Panama reported a 275-percent increase in the number of press freedom attacks in 2012, according the news agency Xinhua.

Mexican journalists share stories and strategies for staying safe in video series

The organization Article 19 posted five videos on its website about the working conditions of Mexican journalists. The videos consist of interviews with Mexican journalists who talk about their experiences first hand covering violence and organized crime.

Mexican TV network asks Nicaraguan authorities to investigate if its employees took part in money laundering scandal

Mexican television network Televisa requested the attorney general of Nicaragua invesitgate whether a current employee of the broadcaster signed the letter of accreditation presented by 18 Mexicans accused of money laundering while impersonating journalists in the Central American country, according to El Siglo de Torreón. Nicaraguan authorities charged the Mexicans who posed as Televisa reporters and tried to enter the country on Aug. 20 without declaring $9.2 million. 

Newspaper in Panama denounces cyber attack on its website

The Panamanian newspaper La Estrella reported a cyberattack on its website on Wednesday, Dec. 12, according to the publication.