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Parliamentary leader Juan Guaidó creates Presidential Commission to restructure Telesur

*This story has been updated. Juan Guaidó, Venezuelan opposition leader, announced on Twitter that he will “rescue” the state channel Telesur – which also covers news from Latin America – “to put it at the service of truth, plurality, Venezuelan and regional democracy.” Guaidó was elected president of the National Assembly on Jan. 5, 2019, when he was a […]

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New reports of illegal espionage of journalists in Colombia reignite fears

Illegal espionage of journalists and other public personalities, including magistrates and politicians, seems to have another chapter in Colombia after almost a decade ago

IACHR report on corruption and human rights asks governments in the region to protect journalists

Given the wave of corruption that has plagued the region in recent years, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the countries of the American continent to protect journalists and freedom of expression

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Independent Cuban journalists resist despite increased arbitrary detentions on the island and restrictions from traveling abroad

During 2019, there were more than three thousand arbitrary detentions in Cuba, several of these affecting dozens of independent journalists, activists and political opponents, according to a recent report by the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH).

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro made 116 attacks on the press in 2019, according to Fenaj

According to Fenaj's president, Maria José Braga, this is the first time the entity has carried out this kind of monitoring with a president. She stated that today there is an institutionalization of attacks on the press

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Venezuelan photographer released after spending 16 months in military prison, but still faces charges

Authorities released Venezuelan freelance photographer Jesús Medina Ezaine from Ramo Verde military prison late in the evening of Jan. 6

Journalist José Ramón Ramírez Pantoja in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles. (Courtesy)

Cuban journalist released to continue his asylum process in the US after spending seven months in ICE detention center

Thanks to $10,000 in bail paid with the help of his friends in Florida, Cuban journalist José Ramón Ramírez Pantoja was released on parole to continue his asylum process in the United States.

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Nicaragua among countries globally that have had most damage to freedom of expression in recent years, according to Article 19

Amid the global decline in freedom of expression, Nicaragua is one of the countries that has sustained the greatest damage to freedom of expression, while Cuba “leads in regional race to the bottom” in the Americas.

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Rio de Janeiro mayor threatens journalists and announces newspaper boycott after report on alleged bribe payments

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, severed city hall’s relations with newspaper O Globo, the largest in the city and edited by Grupo Globo, the largest communication group in the country. As a practical effect, on Dec. 3, two journalists from the outlet were prevented from attending a press conference about the city's New Year's Eve party, which annually attracts millions of tourists from Brazil and around the world.