As part of a money laundering case against 18 Mexicans who impersonated journalists for the Televisa television network in Nicaragua, Judge Edgard Altamirano allowed the phone records of the supposed leader of the group, Raquel Alatorre Correa, to be admitted as evidence, according to the website Sin Embargo.
The state congress of Veracruz, Mexico is considering a bill to reform the Gulf state's penal code to punish offenders with one to four years in prison for disturbing public order by publishing fasle alarms regarding emergencies or violent acts, reported the website Animal Político.
The administration of Bolivian President Evo Morales announced on Monday, Aug. 27, that it plans to sue the Brazilian magazine Veja for an article published in June linking Minister of the Presidency Juan Ramón Quintana to drug trafficking, reported the website Brasil 247.
About 18 people impersonating Mexican reporters of the news station Televisa were arrested at the border between Nicaragua and Honduras on Friday, Aug. 24, and were accused of money laundering and organized crime, according to El Nuevo Diario.
The Cuban government accused the U.S. of paying millions of dollars to Florida journalists to make a defamation campaign against five Cuban agents jailed for life in 2001 on espionage charges, according to the news agency EFE.
After the Mexican TV station Televisa requested an apology from the British newspaper The Guardian for reporting about alleged documents that proved that political candidates paid for favorable coverage on its TV news programs, the newspaper responded with new evidence.
Venezuelan writer Neptali Segovia, who creates crossword puzzles for the newspaper Últimas Noticias, was accused of sending a hidden message inciting the killing of Adán Chávez, President Hugo Chávez's brother, reported the BBC.
A Brazilian court in São Paulo ordered the company responsible for the news site 24HorasNews to pay roughly $28,400 in damages to the newspaper company Folha da Manhã, which publishes Folha de São Paulo, for violating authorship rights, reported the site Prosa e Política.
An ex-attorney general sued a Mexican journalist and publishing house for libel over passages published in the book "Los Señores del Narco," or "The Drug Lords," reported Radio Formula.
The journalist Claudia Julieta Duque filed a complaint against the Colombian ex-president Álvaro Uribe for libel and defamation for associating her with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), reported Caracol Radio.