Opinion pieces written by Brazilian journalist José Marcondes have made him the target of lawsuits from businessman Aldo Locatelli and Senator Pedro Taques in the state of Mato Grosso, reported Mídia News.
Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli lambasted news media owners during a speech Monday, Jan. 2, before the Legislative Assembly, reported the Associated Press. During the speech, Martinelli, who also owns a chain of supermarkets, highlighted the achievements of his administration, such as a reduction in poverty and a 10 percent growth in the economy, contrasting these successes with the media criticisms against him coming from owners upset over paying taxes, according to the news agency AFP.
Following accusations of corruption involving Carlos Lupi, Brazilian minister of Labor and Employment, Lupi ordered the stories being investigated by the media to be leaked on one of the ministry's blogs, reported Terra.
"I'm scared," Bolivian journalist Mónica Oblitas wrote on her personal blog Sept. 1, "Not long ago, I received death threats."
The newspaper O Estado de Mato Grosso do Sul was ordered by the Brazilian state's court to pay damages to Luiz Carlos Bonelli, ex-superintendent of the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform.
Two Mexican journalists were found dead in a park in eastern Mexico City on Sept. 1. Joggers found the bodies naked with their hands and feet tied, with strangulation marks on the necks, described the Guardian newspaper.
An official in the Dominican Republic demanded that a reporter stop covering accusations against him or else he would organize a boycott of the program's advertisers, reported the newspaper Listín Diario.
National Newspaper, Globo Group's most widely published newspaper, printed a report on Aug. 13 claiming Ricardo Teixeira misused public funds, reported Terra.
Reporters Without Borders has requested protection for Nicaraguan journalist Silvia González after she received death threats.
Yuri Galván Quesada, journalist for the newspaper Provencia in Michoacán, claims to have been illegally arrested while investigating corruption in a health services center in Morelia, the capital of the Mexican state of Michoacán.