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Topic “drug trafficking”

Police arrest two journalists in Mexico allegedly linked to organized crime


Two reporters were arrested and accused of participating in organized crime in the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes. These cases are the most recent accusations against journalists of having connections to drug traffickers in the state over the last two years.

In total, four journalists have been accused of "organized crime with intent" in the state, reported the newspaper El Sol del Centro. Read more »


Application extended for the Latin American Prize for Drug Journalism


The period to apply for the Latin American Prize for Drug Journalism 2012 has been extended until midnight, Friday, Nov. 2, (Buenos Aires time) according to the Civil Exchange Association of Argentina, the organization responsible for the contest. Read more »


Gunmen fire on TV news van in Brazil

A news van for a local television broadcaster was shot at in Aratu, an outlying neighborhood of the city of Salvador, Bahia, on Aug. 30, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. No one was hurt. Read more »


Bolivia to sue Brazilian magazine over drug trafficking allegations against government official

The administration of Bolivian President Evo Morales announced on Monday, Aug. 27, that it plans to sue the Brazilian magazine Veja for an article published in June linking Minister of the Presidency Juan Ramón Quintana to drug trafficking, reported the website Brasil 247. Read more »


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