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Colombian journalist dies from injuries suffered while in police custody

After a week in intensive care, Colombian journalist Guillermo Quiroz died on Nov. 27, reported the newspaper El Universal. Quiroz suffered mutiple injuries after falling from a National Police truck in the northern city of San Pedro, Sucre, according to the newspaper. 

Reporters Without Borders signals uptick in violence against journalists in Argentina

Reporters Without Borders (RSF in Spanish) reported with "concern and regret" an uptick in attacks on journalists in Argentina and the challenges facing freedom of expression, especially in the provinces, according to a report the group published on Nov. 30. 

Blogger arrested in Ecuador after exposing weaknesses in State database

An Ecuadorian blogger was arrested after using President Rafael Correa's information to demonstrate the vulnerability of the government's system on Friday, Nov. 30, reported the newspaper El Universo. Paul Moreno was arrested in the city of Riobamba on the orders of the National Directory of Registration and Public Data (DINARDAP in Spanish), which accused him of hacking into the system. 

Molotov cocktail thrown at home of news website owner in Brazil

Journalist Fabiano Portilho Coene, owner of the news website i9 in the city of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, claimed he was attacked on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 29, reported the website G1.

Molotov cocktail thrown at home of news website owner in Brazil

Journalist Fabiano Portilho Coene, owner of the news website i9 in the city of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, claimed he was attacked on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 29, reported the website G1.

74 journalists killed during the last three years in Latin America, says IFEX impunity report

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange Latin American and Caribbean Alliance (IFEX-ALC) reported that at least 74 journalists were killed and hundreds of others attacked in 11 countries across the region during the last three years.

RSF calls Mapuche journalist's detention in Chile political persecution

Chilean police detained a journalist for over three hours on Saturday, Nov. 24, on an old warrant, reported the website Diario Voz Populi. Pedro Cayuqueo, a Mapuche indigenous journalist, was detained by police in the community of Teodoro Schmidt.

Brazilian television reporters protest the award of the Esso Prize to newspaper Folha de São Paulo

A group of reporters from the television network Record sent a letter to the organizers of the Esso Journalism Prize, the highest journalism prize in Brazil, questioning the newspaper Folha de São Paulo's qualification as a finalist.

Judge in Brazil blocks media from mentioning mayor-elect in alleged vote-buying scandal

A judge in Brazil ruled that the media cannot mention the name of the mayor-elect of the city of Campo Mourão, outside Curitiba, Paraná, and a bus company based in the city in reference to an alleged vote-buying scheme during the election.

Brazilian media company fined for accusing journalist of spying for the United States

The Brazilian media company Record, owner of the eponymous television broadcaster and the news website R7, was sentenced to pay almost $24,000 in moral damages to the Globo network host William Waack after republishing a blog post alleging Waack was an informant for the U.S. government.

Director becomes sixth journalist arrested from independent news agency in Cuba

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) condemned the "violent detention" of Cuban journalist Roberto de Jesús Guerra, director of the news agency Hablemos Press.

Argentine journalist closes his radio station after threats allegedly made by city councilman

After receiving dozens of threatening messages for over a month, an Argentine journalist decided to close the radio station he owned for six years, reported the newspaper La Nación.