After being sentenced to three years in prison for defamation, an Ecuadoran journalist has fled the country and sought refuge in Miami, according to the newspaper where the journalist worked, El Universo.
Courts blocked access to $140,000 in the accounts of Google Brasil after the Internet giant refused to take down blogs with content "offensive" toward the mayor of Várzea Alegre, according to AFP.
The former mayor of Copán Ruinas, a Honduran city on the border with Guatemala, received death threats from drug traffickers who believe he acted as a source for the digital newspaper El Faro in El Salvador, El Faro reported.
Judge Stevie Gamboa Valladares, the eighth judge named to oversee the Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo's appeal, presented a letter recusing himself from the trial, the website Buró de Análisis Informativo reported on Thursday, Aug. 24.
The former Colombian president criticized Washington Post reporters who wrote an article implicating the U.S. government in abuses of power committed in Colombia, reported the newspaper El Colombiano.
The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice sentenced J.L. Editora, publisher of the newspaper Folha do Espirito Santo, and journalists Jackson Rangel Vieira and Hinger Mansur to pay Judge Camilo José D'Ávila Couto for moral damages, announced the court's website.
The Brazilian minister of communications announced that Tuesday, Aug. 23, a bill defining Internet rights was ready and would be sent shortly to Congress for its review, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. The bill has been under discussion for over a year.
An online ranking run by the Federation of Business Associations in Santa Catarina evaluating the jobs of state legislators in Santa Catarina in southern Brazil, did not last more than a day.
The Ninth Court of Caracas, under the leadership of Judge Denisse Bocanegra, issued a temporary injunction to prohibit the publication and circulation of the satirical magazine 6to Poder.
Three journalists from TV station Canal 9 in Paraguay, and the ex-director of the National Television System (SNT in Spanish), Ismael Hadid, are on trial for defamation and libel, according to the newspaper ABC of Paraguay.