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Former Página Siete employees file labor lawsuit against owners of defunct newspaper in Bolivia

"Former workers of the newspaper Página Siete filed a labor lawsuit against the publishing company Luna Llena, whose main shareholder is Raúl Garafulic, for the payment of social benefits, severance payments and salaries owed for seven months. According to lawyer Álvaro Vásquez, who represents the former workers, the debt amounts to one and a half […]

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Nicaraguan journalist becomes first immigrant editor of The Miami Herald

"Nicaraguan Alex Mena, who came to the United States at the age of 11, became this Monday [Aug. 14] the first immigrant CEO of two of Florida's leading newspapers, The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, the latter in Spanish, both dailies reported. 'Today is the day when somebody’s immigrant American Dream comes true. And […]

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'Página Siete,' the main opposition newspaper in Bolivia, announces its closure due to lack of resources

"Página Siete, the main newspaper in opposition to the Governments of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) of Bolivia, has announced this Thursday that the newspaper for this June 29 would be its last edition, after 13 years of work as an 'ally of democracy.' 'We have decided to suspend the publication of Página Siete starting […]

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Notimex, Mexico's public news agency, has been on strike for over 1,000 days

"The strike at Notimex, Mexico's public news agency, has been going on for more than three years this week and there is no sign of a resolution anytime soon. The Sindicato Único de Trabajadores de Notimex [Notimex's union] reported this week that the dialogue table with the Secretaría del Trabajo [Mexico's Labor Department] will be […]

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Venezuela: Journalistic association rejects government's 'express' workshops to train reporters

"Several branches of the National Association of Journalists of Venezuela (CNP, for its Spanish acronym) rejected on Mon. (Jan.30) the announcement made by the National Institute of Socialist Educational Training (Inces) of offering training workshops for reporters, 'in flagrant violation of the Practice of Journalism Law' in force in the country. 'Free professional training at […]

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Ecuador: El Comercio newspaper stops circulation for three days; employees denounce unpaid salaries

"The printed version of El Comercio newspaper will stop circulating for three consecutive days: Dec. 3 to 5. The official reason is 'that there was a planning mistake in the newsroom.' However, journalists claim that many of them - who are working remotely and who have not been paid salaries for three months - can […]

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CNN Brazil lays off more than 120 professionals

"CNN Brazil fired on Thur. Dec. 1 more than 120 professionals, including anchors, reporters and analysts. In addition to the layoffs, the network also closed its branch in Rio de Janeiro. The São Paulo and Brasília branches will continue to operate. [...] Poder360 found out that CNN Brazil is trying to reach the break even […]

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Gabo Foundation launches podcast 'El diván del periodismo' [The journalist's couch]

"Starting on Wed., Aug. 24, the Gabo Foundation's new podcast 'El diván del periodismo' [The journalist's couch] will be available. It's a space for reflection on how journalism is practiced in the Spanish-speaking world, with the participation of masters of journalism, media experts and citizens. The first cycle of the podcast will feature eight episodes, […]

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Social security program for self-employed journalists launches in Mexico

"The general coordinator of Social Communication of the Presidency of the Republic [of Mexico], Jesús Ramírez Cuevas, presented a social security program for independent or self-employed journalists in Mexico. 'For the Government of Mexico it is fundamental that all workers have fair salaries and social security. Today we are making the proposal for independent journalists […]

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Argentina: Workers at newspapers Clarín and Página/12 strike for 24 hours

"The closing of the press bargaining agreement signed by the business chambers and the Union of Press Workers of Buenos Aires (UTPBA, by its Spanish acronym) for a 60% increase in basic salaries did not succeed in calming down the union. [...] The sector workers have lost purchasing power that, as of May this year, […]