Investigative reporter receives death threat

Guatemalan investigative journalist Marvin del Cid Acevedo, who works for the newspaper elPeriódico, has received several death threats recently, after writing about official corruption and serving as a witness in a murder trial against security forces, reported Amnesty International.

His house also was robbed and two computers stolen, according to Article 19. On a mirror in the house was scrawled: "You are going to die."

Harassment against Guatemalan journalists has increased this year, elPeriódico said.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.