Cuban television revealed on Saturday, Feb. 26, that an ardent anti-Castro, independent journalist is actually a State agent, according to the news agency DPA.
The founder and editor of Pura Política, João Andrade Neto, was arrested and accused of demanding money from business people in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia in exchange for not publishing allegations against them, Correio reports. He is being held on charges of extortion and attempted extortion.
Six months after the online daily newspaper Clave Digital closed, the Dominican Republic has a new digital newspaper: Acento.
When it comes to Twitter followers of Mexican newspapers, El Universal is the top bird with nearly half a million followers. Coming in at a distant second and third are Milenio and Reforma, with 148,077 and 101,567 followers, respectively.
Journalism teachers have a new Spanish-language resource available to help them bring real-life reporting scenarios into the classroom. The Knight Case Studies Initiative, from Columbia University's Journalism School, now is offering two new case studies in Spanish.
Argentine journalist Rafael Morán, who spent four and a half months in prison during the dictatorship (1976-1983) for writing about a disappeared dissident, testified in Mendoza about crimes against humanity by the military, Clarin reports.
As violence from the bloody drug war increases and the dead fill morgues and line mass graves in Mexico, two journalists have each launched books that seek to describe the horrors of the conflict and unravel the corruption that is hidden behind it.
After 20 days in prison, journalist Maritânia Forlin, suspected of working with drug dealers in Paraná state, was released by police pending her trial and announced that she would launch a book of memoirs to defend her image, Folha de S. Paulo reports.
El Financiero newspaper reports that Costa Rica’s Guild of Journalists (Colper) and the Institute for Press and Freedom of Expression (IPLEX) have joined with the paper in a suit against the Ministry of Labor for refusing to release data about firms that fail to comply with minimum wage laws.
The community station Friburgo FM is helping the citizens of Nova Friburgo find people missing in the Rio de Janeiro floods that have killed more than 600, Folha de S. Paulo reports.