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Article 19 obtains new information about Juan Nelcio’s cause of death allegedly as due to torture by state authorities in Mexico

"On August 21, 2020, Juan Nelcio Espinoza Menera, independent journalist and founder of the online media site El Valedor TV, died while in custody by Fuerza Única, in Piedras Negras, state of Coahuila, Mexico. According to initial reports by state authorities, his death was unrelated to these security forces and, when he had difficulty breathing, he […]

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Mexico, ten years after the murder of journalist ‘Milo Vela’: no author or motive

“In his last column in the Mexican regional newspaper Notiver, Miguel Ángel López Velasco addressed femicide, political nepotism and the contamination of drinking water. Authorities had promised to deal with the problems, wrote López Velasco, then deputy director of that media outlet for the state of Veracruz. "And if not, we will remind you here," […]

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Authorities detain man and woman allegedly implicated in murder of Mexican journalist Enrique García

"A man and a woman allegedly implicated in the murder of the communicator and journalist Enrique García, which occurred on June 16, were detained, reported the Attorney General's Office of the State of Mexico (FGJEM, [for its acronym in Spanish]). Joseph Argenis 'N' and Kimberly Isabel 'N' were transferred to the Almoloya de Juárez prison, […]

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Murder of Colombian journalist Marcos Montalvo was motivated by his work: FLIP

“The Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) [of Colombia] learned that the Special Investigation Unit of the Prosecutor's Office has deployed investigative actions that indicate that the murder was determined by denunciations made by Marcos Efraín [Montalvo] in his capacity as journalist. This line of investigation coincides with the information collected by FLIP during its mission […]

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Journalist Marcos Efraín Montalvo murdered in Tuluá, Colombia

“On the night of Sept. 19, Marcos Efraín Montalvo, a renowned journalist from the [department of] Valle del Cauca, was assassinated with a firearm. The events were recorded by a security camera of the establishment where Montalvo apparently was when he was killed. According to the information that is known so far, the events occurred […]

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Sentence for murder of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach increased to 51 years and three months

"When deciding the appeal of Juan Carlos Moreno Ochoa, alias El Larry, for the murder of Miroslava Breach Velducea, correspondent for La Jornada and collaborator of Norte de Juárez, a unitary court increased his sentence from 50 to 51 years and three months in prison and the payment of compensation to indirect victims to 8,120,000 […]

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Mexican journalist Jacinto Romero Flores is murdered in Veracruz

"The authorities of the state of Veracruz in Mexico are investigating the murder of journalist Jacinto Romero Flores, the Secretary of State Public Security, Hugo Gutiérrez Maldonado, reported this Thursday [Aug. 19, 2021]. [...] The organization Reporters Without Borders denounced on its Twitter account in Spanish that Romero had received 'prior threats,' although it did […]

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IACHR will study the case of journalists Julio Daniel Chaparro and Jorge Torres who were killed in Colombia

"The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) and the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP), representatives of the Chaparro and Torres families, celebrate the decision taken by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to study the case of the journalists Julio Daniel Chaparro and Jorge Torres, who were assassinated on April 24, 1991. This decision is a […]

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In Mexico: Proceso magazine initiates indirect amparo proceedings against special prosecutor in Regina Martínez murder case

"The amparo proceeding is a consequence of the refusal of the Special Prosecutor's Office for Attention to Crimes Committed Against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE, for its acronym in Spanish) to recognize Proceso magazine as a victim in the Preliminary Inquiry 034 / FEADLE / 2012, which is being investigated for the murder of journalist Regina […]

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Social communicator who received threats is killed in Guatemala

"Communicator Pedro Alfonso Guadrón Hernández was assassinated on the night of Friday, June 30, in Chiquimula. Guadrón broadcast news information from the region and at the national level on the Facebook page Concepción Las Minas Mi Tierra. [...] According to the [Association of Journalists of Guatemala], the young man had already received death threats and […]