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19 journalists from Ecuador and Colombia publish special report on the three murdered Ecuadorian journalists from El Comercio

*This story has been updated to correct information about OCCRP's role in the report.

For more than four months, 19 Ecuadorian and Colombian journalists from different media, along with national and international organizations, followed the tracks of three press colleagues abducted and murdered on the border between the two countries earlier this year. Read more »


Former military officer and current candidate for mayor of Lima is acquitted in 1988 murder of Peruvian journalist

Former military officer Daniel Urresti, who is running for mayor of Lima on Oct. 7, was acquitted as co-author of the murder of journalist Hugo Bustios in 1988. Read more »


Two young men found guilty of murdering reporter in Nicaragua despite objections from the journalist’s family

*This article was updated to include information about the sentencing.

The two young men of African descent who were accused of murdering journalist Ángel Gahona on April 21 were found guilty by a Nicaraguan judge on the night of Aug. 27, Confidencial reported. Read more »


Mexican authorities arrest drug trafficking leader in Chihuahua linked to Miroslava Breach murder

Mexican authorities arrested Arturo Quintina, known as “El 80,” an alleged drug trafficker suspected of ordering the March 2017 murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, according to El País. Read more »


Government of Ecuador confirms deaths of two journalists and driver from newspaper El Comercio, kidnapped by FARC dissidents

"With deep regret, I regret to report that the assassination of our compatriots has been confirmed," Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno wrote on his Twitter account on the early afternoon of Friday, April 13. The president publicly confirmed the death of the two journalists and the driver from newspaper El Comercio, who were kidnapped at the end of March by a dissident group of the FARC. Read more »


Guatemalan journalist and radio worker found dead with signs of torture

The bodies of a journalist and a publicist were found on Feb. 1 in a cane plantation in Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez, southwest of the Guatemalan capital, according to the public prosecutor. Read more »


Guatemalan congressman arrested, accused of being mastermind behind murder of two journalists in 2015

After being investigated by authorities for several months, and recently stripped of his parliamentary immunity, a Guatemalan congressman aligned with the ruling party was arrested for allegedly being the intellectual author of the 2015 murders of Danilo Zapón López, journalist of Prensa Libre, and Federico Salazar, journalist at Read more »


After the murder of journalist Javier Valdez, Mexican press in Sinaloa is self-censoring, but seeks international support

The press in Sinaloa, in northwestern Mexico, no longer conducts investigative journalism following the death of Javier Valdez, a journalist from the Sinaloan weekly newspaper Ríodoce, who was killed on May 15 of this year. Read more »


Man sentenced to almost 50 years in prison for 2015 murder of Colombian journalist

Juan Camilo Ortiz was sentenced to 47 years, six months and two days in prison for murdering 31-year-old Colombian journalist Flor Alba Núñez Vargas, El Colombiano reported. Read more »


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