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Mexican journalist released 20 days after kidnapping

Radio journalist Bernardo Javier Cano Torres of Iguala has been released after being held by kidnappers for 20 days, according to local media reports.

On the morning of May 7, Cano and three other people were abducted from a van while travelling on the Iguala-Teloloapan highway.

Cano, who also worked for a pharmaceutical company, was on his way to deliver medication. He was stopped in Iguala near a military checkpoint, according to Sin Embargo. Read more »


Kidnapped Venezuelan journalist Nairobi Pinto freed after 8 days


After being kidnapped for eight days, Venezuelan journalist Nairobi Pinto was safely released today April 14, Globovisión reported. Pinto was freed in the city of Cúa, where she was met and taken care of by municipal police and then moved to Caracas. Read more »


Globovisión journalist kidnapped amidst wave of violence in Venezuela

Venezuelan journalist and Globovisión newsroom editor Nairobi Pinto was kidnapped by three masked and armed men on Sunday April, 5 news agency Venezuela Al Día reported. Read more »


Armed men kidnap Mexican journalist in the dangerous state of Veracruz

Mexican journalist Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz, a reporter who covers the crime beat in the dangerous southeastern state of Veracruz, was kidnapped on Feb. 5 near his home by a group of armed men, news magazine Proceso reported. Read more »


Spanish photographer missing in dangerous Colombian region dominated by criminal gangs

The Spanish freelance photographer Borja Lázaro is still missing after disappearing on Jan. 8 in the Colombian northeastern department of La Guajira, infamous for drug trafficking and a growing presence of “Bacrim” - criminal paramilitary gangs – Reporters Without Borders informed. Read more »


U.S. assists Honduras in search for kidnapped journalist


The army and police in Honduras, with assistance from U.S. agents, continue the search for journalist Aníbal Barrow, kidnapped on June 24 in the city of San Pedro Sula, according to the daily El Heraldo.  Read more »


Reporter from Veracruz, Mexico, has been missing for two months, says RSF

Sergio Landa. Source: RSF.

A police reporter in the notoriously dangerous state of Veracruz, Mexico, has been missing for 60 days, denounced Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French).  Read more »


Missing newspaper employee found dead in apparent suicide in Mexico


Update: According to the Sunday, March 10 print edition of El Diario, authorities found Campos dead in the city of Aguaprieta, Sonora. They presume the cause of death was suicide.   

"Unofficially, Campos was found hanged inside a hotel room, however, the official cause of death has yet to be determined," reported the newspaper. 

Authorities notified Campos' family of his death on Saturday, March 9.  Read more »


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