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Beatriz Ciordia

Stories By Beatriz Ciordia
Social media fuels Latin America gay rights movement
By  • 28 May 2015
It can no longer be denied. Latin America, at least in the most urbanized and populated areas, is coming out. Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay as well as some states in Mexico have already legalized gay…
Project Exile: Cartel's threat sends Mexican reporter to Canada
By  • 7 April 2015
“If I go to restaurants, my family knows that I must sit in the back in a corner and far away from the windows, where I can have my back covered.” Luis Horacio Nájera got…
Austerity backlash spurs Spain's far-left Podemos
By  • 19 January 2015
Charismatic leader, populist rhetoric resonate with voters Were Spain to hold a general election today, polling shows that it’s next prime minister might be a pony-tailed 36-year-old political newcomer from a year-old far-left party barely…
Warrant for mayor arrest in Paraguay killings
By  • 15 December 2014
Prosecutors in Paraguay have issued an arrest warrant for a former mayor accused of killing a journalist and his assistant Oct. 16 after they returned from a reporting assignment in the indigenous settlement of Ko’ê…
Paraguay launches inquiry into journalists' slaying
By  • 25 November 2014
Paraguay's national legislature will launch a special inquiry into the killing of a reporter and his assistant who had reported on drug trafficking and timber smuggling in the South American nation. Paraguay's Senate and Chamber…
Peruvian reporter investigating gangs killed by masked men
By  • 17 November 2014
A Peruvian magazine reporter was killed by two armed men who burst into his father's grocery store south of the capital Lima and shot him in the chest Nov. 9. Fernando Raymondi, 22, was studing…
Project Exile: Mexican journalist fled amidst kidnapping probe
By  • 4 November 2014
'After I left Mexico my parents kept receiving letters for six months just to remind me to be quiet.' Verónica Basurto first became interested in journalism at age 12. She recalls combing through the financial…
Body of missing editor found in Mexico
By  • 27 October 2014
Police in Mexico's northwestern Sinaloa state have found the half-buried and bullet-riddled body of a local magazine editor missing since Oct. 10. The body of Antonio Gamboa Urias was found Oct. 23. Gamboa had been…
The sound of silence in Turkey
By , , • 23 October 2014
From protests to corruption, Turkish media is finding fewer subjects can be safely covered. A strange thing happened less than a week after militants from the Islamic State in the Levant, or ISIL, seized Turkey’s…
Paraguayan reporter killed in ambush
By  • 20 October 2014
A reporter for one of Paraguay's largest independent newspapers and his assistant were killed in an attack in an eastern province known for drug trafficking and timber smuggling. Pablo Medina, a correspondent for the newspaper…
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