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Mexican Supreme Court rules restrictions on access to preliminary investigations unconstitutional

The Mexican Supreme Court declared laws that restrict information presented as part of a preliminary investigation are unconstitutional and restrict the public's right to access information, reported the newspaper Reforma.

The Mexican Public Ministry conducts preliminary investigations as part of an inquiry into a complaint or grievance to determine if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial. Read more »

Security agency accuses journalist in Venezuela of inciting crime through his reporting

A Venezuelan security agency open an inquiry into a journalist with the purpose of pressing charges against him for "instigating crime" with his articles about the killing of a prison gang leader in the city of Maracaibo, according to the website El Oriente. Read more »

Mexican journalists criticize government's silence on PEMEX explosion

Four days after a deadly explosion rocked the central offices of the Mexican state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos, or PEMEX, in Mexico City, journalists are criticizing the lack of transparency and information about the blast that killed 35 people, according to CNN's website. Read more »

Dominican prosecutor to investigate fake press releases

The Attorney General of the Dominican Republic, Francisco Domínguez Brito, opened an investigation into a series of fake press releases sent to the media, according to the news agency UPI. Read more »

Costa Rican journalist avoids libel suit after retracting accusation against president's brother

A Costa Rican journalist avoided a libel lawsuit after retracting accusations she made against the brother of President Laura Chinchilla, Adrián Chinchilla, in an August 2012 article published in the newspaper La Nación. Read more »

Latin American journalists team up to cover organized crime, other cross-border topics

Motivated by shared experiences with problems like organized crime or the environmental impacts of transnational projects, journalists in Latin America are establishing multi-national teams to investigate topics that stretch across borders. Read more »


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