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Cuban customs agents seize Venezuelan newspaper critical of Chávez and Castro

An anarchist collective claimed that Cuban customs officials confiscated a mail package containing samples of a Venezuelan newspaper, according to the website Havana Times. 

Latin American journalists debate violence against press workers at conference in Brazil

On Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, Brazil's National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ in Portuguese) will host the International Conference on Human Rights and Journalism, in the city of Porto Alegre.

Venezuelan government fined TV channel that raised questions regarding presidential inauguration

Several journalism and human rights organizations criticized the fine that TV broadcaster Globovisión received from Venezuela's National Telecommunications Commission after running a series of videos regarding Chávez's inability to be present for the presidential inauguration.

President Correa promises more battles with the "manipulatory" press in Ecuador

Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, said he would continue confronting the press that he accuses of manipulating information on favor of business interests if voters re-elect him on Feb. 17, reported the website América Economía.

Journalists in Panama demand better security after news host escapes kidnappers

The professional association of journalists in Panama demands improved security and protection for citizens after a news host survived a kidnapping attempt on the evening of Friday, Jan. 11, according to the newspaper La Estrella.

Agrarian organization tosses reporter out of meeting in Argentina

The Rosario Press Union (SPR in Spanish) condemned an attack on a photojournalist in the city of Rosario, Argentina on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Unknown men fire gunshots against the home of Dominican Republic journalist known for denouncing public corruption

A TV journalist in Dominican Republic reported that two individuals fired several gunshots at his house in the municipality of Jarabacoa, in the heart of the country, on the night of Jan. 9, according to newspaper Hoy.

Abraji, Brazil's most important journalism group, turns 10: Watch a brief history of the organization

The story begins with a tragic episode: On June 2, 2002, reporter Tim Lopes, of Rede Globo, was brutally tortured and killed while working on a story on child exploitation in the community of Vila Cruzeiro, in Rio de Janeiro.

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.

Protesters throw rocks, injure reporter in Argentina

Protesters outside the city hall of the Argentine city of Córdoba threw rocks at a cameraman and freelance photographer on Wednesday, Jan. 9, reported the website Sin Mordaza.

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).

Venezuelan government broadcasts videos of healthy Chávez and pressures media to present picture of stability

President Hugo Chávez might be recovering from cancer treatment in a hospital in Cuba but he is everywhere on the streets and televisions of Venezuela.