A Brazilian photojournalist was arrested and handcuffed by a police officer while filming an accident involving a military police car that left five injured in Goiânia, on Thursday, Aug. 9, reported the news portal G1. The cameraman works for the TV station TV Goiânia in the state of Goiás.
Gunmen sprayed the facade of the Mexican newspaper El Regional del Sur with bullets during the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 8, reported the newspaper El Universal. El Regional del Sur is published in the city of Cuernacava, near the Mexican capital.
Several Argentine journalists were attacked and their equipment stolen, allegedly by the political group Tupac Amaru, founded by Argentine leader Milagro Sala, on Friday, Aug. 3, in the province of Jujuy, reported the newspaper El Litoral.
On the night of Friday, Aug. 3, a Colombian journalist was injured after an attack with explosives near the community radio station where she worked in Saravena, a town in Arauca, on the Venezuelan border, reported the news agency EFE, and the newspaper El Tiempo. According to Caracol radio, those responsible for the attack are allegedly members of the National Liberation Army (ELN in Spanish), and the attack had targeted police.
A Honduran journalist said that he is requesting asylum in the U.S. for himself and five family members after being threatened and being attacked, according to the news agency AFP.
On Tuesday, July 31, the Ecuadorian magazine Vanguardia was once again raided as a public official from the Ministry of Labor Relations who confiscated the magazine's computers, furniture, and equipment. During the raid, the journalists of the magazine, which opposes President Rafael Correa's government, were not allowed to back up or save their research, reported the news outlet Voz de América and the newspaper El Comercio.
A total of 15 attacks against Bolivian journalists and cameramen working for both public and private news media were registered during the police conflict that happened from June 21-26.
Venezuelan journalist from the TV station Venezoelana de Televisión reported being attacked by supporters of presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, reported the National Union of Venezuelan Journalists.
Two days after the offices of the newspaper El Norte were set on fire in the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico, another similar fire was reported on Tuesday, July 31, in the same city against a newspaper and magazine distributor. A group of five armed individuals set a magazine warehouse on fire after assaulting its employees, according to the newspaper Reforma.
The National Liberation Army (ELN in Spanish) of Colombia claimed to have kidnapped journalist Elida Parra Alfonso, who, along with an engineer, went missing on Tuesday, July 24, in the department of Arauca.