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 journalists in Honduras have continued to receive death threats in 2013, according to the Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre in Spanish).
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.
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.
Nicaragua could extradite 18 Mexicans who impersonated Televisa television journalists as part of a money laundering scheme, reported the news agency DPA.
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.
The Journalists' Union of Panama reported a 275-percent increase in the number of press freedom attacks in 2012, according the news agency Xinhua.
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 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.
The Panamanian newspaper La Estrella reported a cyberattack on its website on Wednesday, Dec. 12, according to the publication.