Guatemalan journalist accuses Congressman of trying to bribe him with cash

A Guatemalan journalist accused a Congressman of trying to bribe him with cash, according to the Center for Informative Reports of Guatemala (Cerigua in Spanish).

For second time, government raids Ecuadorian magazine critical of President Correa

On Tuesday, July 31, the Ecuadorian magazine Vanguardia was once again raided as a public official from the Ministry of Labor Relations who confiscated the magazine's computers, furniture, and equipment. During the raid, the journalists of the magazine, which opposes President Rafael Correa's government, were not allowed to back up or save their research, reported the news outlet Voz de América and the newspaper El Comercio.

Argentine President Kirchner prohibits journalist from participating in government TV news program

An Argentine journalist was censored by the TV channel C5N,when President Cristina Kirchner prohibited the TV channel from letting the journalist participate in a news program, reported Perfil.

Bolivian journalists attacked while covering police conflicts

A total of 15 attacks against Bolivian journalists and cameramen working for both public and private news media were registered during the police conflict that happened from June 21-26.

Protection requested for threatened Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho

Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho reported another death threat due to her work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Mexican reporter threatened while interviewing rural community leader

A Mexican reporter filed a complaint for threats made against her by the former federal deputy candidate of the New Alliance Party, according to the news site Sin Embargo.

Venezuelan presidential candidate supporters attack journalist

Venezuelan journalist from the TV station Venezoelana de Televisión reported being attacked by supporters of presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, reported the National Union of Venezuelan Journalists.

Magazine distributor set on fire in second attack against press in Monterrey, Mexico, in three days

Two days after the offices of the newspaper El Norte were set on fire in the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico, another similar fire was reported on Tuesday, July 31, in the same city against a newspaper and magazine distributor. A group of five armed individuals set a magazine warehouse on fire after assaulting its employees, according to the newspaper Reforma.

Colombian guerrilla group claims responsibility for kidnapping of journalist

The National Liberation Army (ELN in Spanish) of Colombia claimed to have kidnapped journalist Elida Parra Alfonso, who, along with an engineer, went missing on Tuesday, July 24, in the department of Arauca.

Peruvian journalist detained eight hours for filming police injustice

A Peruvian journalist was detained for eight hours for filming police officers turning television sets off in the Plaza de Armas in the city of Celendín in northern Peru, while people were trying to watch Ollanta Humala's presidential message on Saturday, July 28.

Mexican newspaper's offices set on fire in third attack in a month

A group of hooded individuals set the offices of the Mexican newspaper El Norte on fire in the city of Monterrey, in northern Mexico, on Sunday, July 29, reported El Norte.

Ecuador's President Correa suspends government advertising in several private news media outlets

On Saturday, July 28, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said that official government advertising will be withheld from several private news media outlets that have accused his administration of damaging freedom of expression in Ecuador.