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Crime reporter killed in Baja California Sur is fourth journalist killed in Mexico in the past two months

Maximino Rodríguez Palacios, also known as Max Rodríguez, is the fourth journalist killed in Mexico in less than two months.

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Peruvian journalist who disappeared at the end of February found murdered and dismembered

Peruvian journalist and audiovisual producer José Yactayo, who disappeared on Feb. 25, was killed and dismembered, the Peruvian National Police said on March 2 after confirming the identity of human remains found in a rural area on the outskirts of Lima.


Mexican police reporter who received death threats and survived attack on his life is killed in Guerrero

This story was updated to include new details from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) concerning protection measures offered to Pineda Birto and the investigation of his murder.

A Mexican police reporter who reported having received threats from organized crime was killed in the state of Guerrero on March 2. Read more »


Press freedom violations increase in Brazil by 65% in 2016, says Abert report

Although the number of murders of Brazilian journalists has dropped to only two cases in 2016, violations against the press have manifested in other ways. The annual report from the Brazilian Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters (Abert) reported that, compared to 2015, last year saw a 65.5 percent increase in cases of violations to freedom of expression. Read more »


In Dominican Republic, journalists are killed in radio booth during live broadcast

A radio announcer and the director of a radio station in the Dominican Republic were killed on the morning of Feb. 14 in the city of San Pedro de Macorís. According to EFE, an armed man entered the location and began firing several times. However, local media pointed out that there could have been two male attackers. Read more »


Guatemalan congressman accused of being mastermind of journalist's murder in 2015

A Guatemalan congressman was named by the country’s authorities as the alleged mastermind of the March 10, 2015 murder of journalist Danilo Efraín Zapón López, according to the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG for its acronym in Spanish). Read more »


Well-known Honduran journalist killed in coordinated attack in San Pedro Sula

This story has been updated to include the detention of 18 people in connection with Igor Padilla's murder.

Igor Abisaí Padilla Chávez, a well-known Honduran journalist, was killed in San Pedro Sula on Jan. 17. Read more »


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