Police agents in Sinaloa, Mexico captured a suspect in the 2009 killing of journalist José Luis Romero, of the radio program Línea Directa, according to the newspaper Noroeste.
Gunmen fired on the headquarters of the Paraná Communication Network (RPC TV) in Maringá, Brazil, on the morning of Aug. 29, reported the Agência Estado.
In observance of the Aug. 30 International Day of the Disappeared Reporters without Borders announced that there are currently 13 missing journalists in the world, two of which were abducted in Mexico. No official investigation has produced any results.
In Puebla, Mexico, 22 universities debated and proposed solutions to the problem of impunity in attacks on the press at the Hemispheric Conference of Universities.
Alejandro Hernández Pacheco, cameraman for Televisa, is the second Mexican reporter to receive asylum in the United States because of drug violence in Mexico, reported EFE and Reuters on Monday, Aug. 29.
Owner of the newspaper Metropolitans, journalist Cristiane Fortes, was attacked on the morning of Aug. 25 inside the city hall of Quatro Barras in the Brazilian state of Paraná, reported Paraná Online.
Missing Mexican journalist Humberto Millán was found dead with a gun shot wound to the head Aug. 25, reported the Associated Press.
A political reporter in northwestern Mexico was kidnapped after leaving his office Wednesday, Aug. 24, reported the BBC and the Sinaloa newspaper El Debate. Humberto Millán, announcer for Radio Fórmula and editor of the independent online newspaper A Discusión in Culiacán, was abducted by armed men in two trucks, a "hallmark" of organized crime, according […]
Mary Luz Avendaño, correspondent for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador, fled the country after receiving death threats, reported the Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP in Spanish).
Carlos Alberto Medina Polanco, brother of killed Honduran journalist Héctor Fransico Medina Polanco and himself a journalist, claimed he has been receiving death threats in San Pedro Sula, reported the organization C-Libre.