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One of the last English-language newspapers in Latin America, The Buenos Aires Herald to close after 140 years

The Buenos Aires Herald, the Argentine capital’s English-language newspaper, is closing after 140 years in print. Read more »


Mexican journalist denied asylum nine years after fleeing to U.S. because of death threats


By Teresa Mioli and César López Linares

Nine years after he fled to the United States out of fear for his life, former Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto has been denied asylum in an El Paso immigration court. Read more »


Cuban journalist under house arrest will file formal complaint before prosecutor’s office

Independent Cuban journalist Sol García Basulto, editor of the magazine La Hora de Cuba, will file a formal complaint before the Provincial Prosecutor's Office of Camagüey against the precautionary measure of house arrest imposed on her July 24.

García Basulto told the Knight Center: “I talked to two lawyers from collective law firms and neither of them wanted to represent me. I have been advised to file a complaint with the Prosecutor’s Office.” Read more »


Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata barred from entering Venezuela ahead of Constituent Assembly vote

Well-known Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata was detained for eight hours and barred from entering Venezuela ahead of a controversial vote for a Constituent Assembly that will write a new constitution for the country. Read more »


Jorge Ramos wins García Marquéz Recognition of Excellence and dedicates it to journalists killed for questioning power

In his more than 30 years as a journalist, Jorge Ramos has dedicated himself to holding power to account, to being a rebel, to disobeying, something he advises the next generations of journalists to do. Read more »


Convicted politicians and paradigm changes for journalists: effects of the global Lava Jato scandal

On July 12, a Brazilian federal judge sentenced former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to nine and a half years in prison for corruption, obstruction of justice and money laundering in relation to the Lava Jato case, a corruption scheme in at least 12 countries involving several Brazilian companies and politicians in Latin America. Read more »


Public official sentenced for the first time in Mexico for ordering an attack against a journalist

Enrique Benjamín Solís Arzola, former mayor of Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico, was sentenced to two years in prison for ordering the attack on journalist Karla Janeth Silva Guerrero, from the newspaper Heraldo de León, in September 2014. Solís Arzola is the first public official to be sentenced in the country for assaulting a journalist, according to Animal Político. Read more »


Dorrit Harazim of Brazil and Martín Caparrós of Argentina among winners of 2017 Maria Moors Cabot Awards

Brazilian columnist, publisher and documentarian Dorrit Harazim, and Argentine journalist and author Martin Caparrós are among the winners of the 2017 Maria Moors Cabot Award, announced on July 21 by the Read more »


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