Police arrested a man in São Paulo on Aug. 13 under suspicion of participating in a robbery and shooting that killed journalist Walter Pimentel, reported G1.
Marina Silva, photojournalist for the Brazilian newspaper Correio, was arrested Friday, Aug. 11 while covering the killing of a military police sergeant in Salvador de Bahía, the newspaper reported.
Peruvian journalist Humberto Espinoza Maguiña received a death threat in the mail with a bullet in a letter addressed to his parents, reported the Institute for Press and Society on Monday, Aug. 8.
A Bolivian reporter claimed he was attacked and his camera stolen while covering a protest El Alto, outside La Paz, Bolivia Thursday, Aug. 11, according to the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX).
Venezuelan reporter Carlos Sánchez was threatened with a pistol when he left the offices of Radio Fe y Alegría in the city of Maracaibo in western Venezuela, reported the Institute for Press and Society.
Reporters Without Borders has requested protection for Nicaraguan journalist Silvia González after she received death threats.
A judge in the Dominican Republic sentenced three suspects in the killing of journalist José Silvestre to be held in preventative detention for three months, reported the Dominican newspaper Listín Diario.
Haitian news media, crucial for keeping a critical eye on the complex rebuilding effort, is struggling to find sure footing amidst the rubble, reports the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR).
For 42 minutes, Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa used his State of the Union address to attack the press, reported Fundamedios.
In Mazatenango, Suchitepéquez, south of Guatemala City, two journalists blamed the local mayor for threatening and intimidating them, and being physically and verbally aggressive.