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English-language daily Buenos Aires Herald prints final daily edition after 140 years

The Buenos Aires Herald, Latin America’s oldest English-language daily newspaper, is transitioning to a weekly publication. Its last daily print edition was published on Oct. 26.

Like many around the world, the Herald’s print edition appears to be another victim of changes in news offerings and consumption, mainly among young people who want free, digital news. Read more »

Missing Peruvian journalist is located in good health; disappearance unrelated to journalistic work

Update (Oct. 27): A young Peruvian journalist who had been reported missing since Oct. 24 has been located in good health. Convoca, the news site where he works, said Aramís Castro Ramos' temporary disappearance was unrelated to his journalistic work. Read more »

Journalists targeted as Venezuelans take to the streets once again to protest government of Nicólas Maduro

Journalists covering mass protests against the Venezuelan government of President Nicólas Maduro fought to carry out their work despite restrictions in the form of government detentions, physical attacks and harassment during the Oct. 26 “Toma de Venezuela” (Taking of Venezuela). Read more »

New fact-checking site in Ecuador seeks to help citizens look beyond the lies of the upcoming presidential election

For journalist Iván Flores Poveda, the presidential elections that will take place in Ecuador in February 2017 represent “a democratic transition.” After 10 years in power, President Rafael Correa decided not to put his hat in the ring for the position. Read more »

Brazilian fact checkers join forces for live analysis of debate between mayoral candidates in Rio de Janeiro

Following the lead of other fact-checking collaborations in the region, four Brazilian fact-checking projects will harness their collective experiences and talents to analyze an upcoming debate between the two remaining candidates for mayor of Rio de Janeiro. Read more »

Peruvian investigative site launches transnational project with data on illegal trafficking of cultural goods from Latin America

“Stolen Memory” is the investigation that led to the creation of the first journalistic platform that collects massive data on illicit trafficking of cultural artifacts from Latin American countries. It is a project of Peruvian digital investigative journalism site Ojo Público, which invited four important media in the region to participate in a transnational and collaborative investigation. Read more »

Latin American journalists receive the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Awards at Columbia University in New York City

The Maria Moors Cabot Prizes for outstanding reporting on the Americas were formally awarded to Latin American journalists on Oct. 18 at a dinner and ceremony at Columbia University in New York.

The Cabot is the oldest international journalism award in the world, and in its 78-year history this was the first time that all awardees were journalists born in Latin America. Traditionally, the prize has been given to two Americans and two Latin Americans, although in the past, journalists from Canada, the United Kingdom and Spain have also been recognized. Read more »

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