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Motivated by shared experiences with problems like organized crime or the environmental impacts of transnational projects, journalists in Latin America are establishing multi-national teams to investigate topics that stretch across borders.

Media critics call press coverage of tragic fire in Brazil sensationalist

A fire at a Brazilian nightclub in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul killed over 230 people and left 129 injured in the early morning of Sunday, Jan. 27, reported The New York Times and Zero Hora.

Peruvian journalist stabbed after leaving TV station

Nixon Solórzano Bernales, host of a TV program dedicated to informing citizens of public safety issues in the Cajamarca region of northern Peru, was attacked and stabbed as he left the television station on Jan. 14, according to the Press and Society Institute (or IPYS in Spanish).

Brazilian journalist sentenced to pay $205,000 says he will continue fight for freedom of expression

Courts in Pará ruled once again against journalist Lúcio Flávio Pinto, winner of last year's Vladimir Herzog Amnesty and Human Rights Award, among several other accolades for his work in recent years.

Bolivian government honors miniature satire newspapers after UNESCO recognition

Bolivian Culture Minister Pablo Groux honored eight newspapers for their participation in the tradition of the Alasitas Miniature Press in the capital, La Paz, reported Prensa Latina.

President of Colombia urges officials to accept press criticism

The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, has urged the governors and mayors of his country to accept media criticism as a “bucket of cold water” and see if they are doing things well, according to the newspaper El País.

President of Colombia urges officials to accept press criticism

The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, has urged the governors and mayors of his country to accept media criticism as a “bucket of cold water” and see if they are doing things well, according to the newspaper El País.

Honduran TV journalist accuses presidential candidate of supporting a “hate campaign” against him

A Honduran TV journalist has said he fears for his life and accused congressman and presidential candidate Juan Orlando Hernández of supporting a “hate campaign” against him, according to the Committee for Free Expression (or C-Libre in Spanish).

RSF report criticizes Brazilian media for being too cozy with politicians and business leaders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) released a report on the status of journalism in Brazil on Thursday, Jan. 24. 

Venezuelan State TV reporters beaten at opposition political rally

A group of reporters for the Venezuelan State television channel VTV were beaten during a meeting of the Democratic Unity Table (MUD in Spanish), a coalition of political parties opposed to President Hugo Chávez's administration, reported the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish).

Argentina's president pecks at the press on Twitter after newspaper publishes fake photo of Hugo Chávez

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner lashed out at the media on her Twitter account after the Spanish newspaper El País published a fake photograph of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.  

After nine-year legal battle, Chile's Supreme Court absolves media director accused of slander

After a nine-year legal process that involved several courts, the Supreme Court of Justice in Chile absolved a journalist accused of slander, according to the web portals of Cooperativa Chile and the country's judicial branch.