The International Freedom of Expression Exchange Latin American and Caribbean Alliance (IFEX-ALC) reported that at least 74 journalists were killed and hundreds of others attacked in 11 countries across the region during the last three years.
Owner and editor in chief of the Brazilian news website Última Hora News, Eduardo Carvalho, was shot to death on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 21, in the city of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, reported the website G1.
The International Press Institute (IPI) reported that 119 journalists have been killed in 2012, making it the deadliest year on record since the group started recording the deaths in 1997, the group said on its website Wednesday, Nov. 21.
The National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ in Portuguese) will launch a commission in January 2013 to investigate the persecution of the press during the military dictatorship in Brazil, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.
Armando Rodríguez “El Choco”, a police beat reporter for newspaper El Diario in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, was murdered in Nov. 2008 in front of his house.
An independent journalist was shot dead in Mexico on Nov. 14, on a highway outside Tehuacán, Puebla, reported Diario Puntual.
The suspected killer of Mexican magazine reporter Regina Martínez claimed he was tortured into confessing to the crime and retracted his statement, reporters in Veracruz told the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Costa Rican authorities identified the body of Mexican journalist Pascual Tarín Ávila, who had been missing since June 14, reported the newspaper La Nación.
The organization Article 19 commemorated the 71 Mexican journalists killed during the last 12 years with a website designed to look like an offering for the Day of the Dead, a Mexican tradition to remember the deceased celebrated each year on Nov. 2.
The state attorney of Veracruz, Mexico arrested the suspected killer of journalist Regina Martínez, murdered outside her home last April.