Another journalist has been killed in Veracruz, Mexico.
Ricardo Monlui Cabrera was killed on the morning of March 19 in Yanga, in the state of Veracruz, while leaving a restaurant and getting into a car with his wife and daughter. The family members were not hit when two armed people fired upon Monlui. Read more »
Another journalist from Veracruz, Mexico has been killed, this time while under state protection.
On July 21, police reporter Pedro Tamayo Rosas was shot multiple times in front of his wife and children outside his house in Tierra Blanca. He died on the way to the hospital. Read more »
Impunity in the murders of journalists has always been a problem in most Latin American countries.
The first steps, finding those responsible and determining motives, is especially challenging in Honduras, a country with the highest murder rate in the world where, according to Paris-based organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF by its initials in French), “impunity is the rule.”
In the past two weeks, several journalists from the Central American country have been killed and there are no clear explanations as to who killed them or why. Read more »
Three Mexican journalists in the states of Oaxaca, Veracruz and Guanajuato have been killed in the span of a week.
“We are appalled by all these murders of journalists in Mexico…Three deaths in a week – when will the violence stop?” said Lucie Morillon, program director of Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Read more »
For the first time, Colombian Justice condemns the entire “criminal network” in a journalist murder case
Former Colombian legislator and politician Ferney Tapasco has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for being the mastermind of the 2002 murder of La Patria deputy editor Orlando Sierra who was killed because of his work. Read more »
In Brazil, a country with a history of impunity concerning crimes against journalists, a man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the 2013 murder of journalist Rodrigo Neto, reporter for newspaper Vale do Aço, in Minas Gerais.
On June 19, Alessandro Neves Augusto received 12 years in prison for Neto’s death and four years for the attempted murder of a friend that was with Neto at the time, according to Hoje em Dia. Read more »
The Office of the Attorney General of Colombia ruled that the August 13, 1999 murder of journalist Jaime Garzón cannot be characterized as a crime against humanity. Read more »
Paraguay, Brazil and Mexico placed in the top 20 deadliest countries for journalists in 2014, according to a special year-end report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).