Peruvian journalists may have violated prison security rules during interviews

The head of the National Penitentiary Institute of Peru, Wilson Hernández, denounced irregularities in security protocol when the prison allowed the press several interviews with Antauro Humala.

Peruvian journalist attacked by mayor, bodyguards

On Aug. 12, Peruvian journalist Pompillo Peña Ríos accused the mayor of Balsapuerto and his bodyguards of assaulting him in the province of Alto Amazonas, according to the Press and Society Institute.

Online Guatemalan newspaper publishes Wikileaks cables about presidential candidate

Plaza Pública, a Guatemalan online newspaper, published U.S. State Department cables obtained from Wikileaks regarding presidential candidate Otto Pérez Molina.

Report strains relationship between Brazilian Soccer Confederation and Globo Group

National Newspaper, Globo Group's most widely published newspaper, printed a report on Aug. 13 claiming Ricardo Teixeira misused public funds, reported Terra.

Activists and journalists call for law to protect media workers in Mexico

Activists and leaders representing journalists' organizations have proposed a law to protect media workers in the state of Mexico, in the south central part of the country Mexico, reported the newspaper El Universal.

Venezuelan journalist accused of slandering legislator

Actor and Representative Pedro Lander accused Sara Carolina Díaz, a journalist for the El Universal newspaper, of slander before the Attorney General's office in Caracas.

Ecuadorian journalist accused of libel faces $10 million fine

Ecuadorian journalist Peter Tavra Franco now faces a new $10 million fine on top of his six-month prison sentence for libel, reported Fundamedios. Tavra was sentenced on July 19.

Brazilian police arrest suspect in journalist's killing

Police arrested a man in São Paulo on Aug. 13 under suspicion of participating in a robbery and shooting that killed journalist Walter Pimentel, reported G1.

Journalists' enthusiasm sends "Coverage of Drug Trafficking" course into overtime

Lively debates, one to two-hour chats and enthusiastic participation were the hallmarks of Alvaro Sierra’s “The Coverage of Drug Trafficking" course.

Brazilian journalist detained after covering police killing

Marina Silva, photojournalist for the Brazilian newspaper Correio, was arrested Friday, Aug. 11 while covering the killing of a military police sergeant in Salvador de Bahía, the newspaper reported.

Bullet mailed to Peruvian journalist as death threat

Peruvian journalist Humberto Espinoza Maguiña received a death threat in the mail with a bullet in a letter addressed to his parents, reported the Institute for Press and Society on Monday, Aug. 8.

Protesters in Bolivia attack reporter, steal camera

A Bolivian reporter claimed he was attacked and his camera stolen while covering a protest El Alto, outside La Paz, Bolivia Thursday, Aug. 11, according to the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX).