Brazilian journalist slain after receiving threats

A Brazilian journalist who ran a local news website in a small city in the country's central Goiás state was shot and killed outside his home after reportedly receiving death threats. João Miranda do...

Colombia rebel group releases kidnapped journalists

Three journalists abducted by Colombia's second largest rebel group were freed May 27. Spanish journalist Salud Hernandez, from the Spanish newspaper El Mundo and Colombia’s El Tiempo, went missing May 21...

Mexican reporter who took on local strongmen killed

A newspaper reporter in southern Mexico has been shot dead, the third journalist slain in less than a year in Mexico's southern Oaxaca state. Marcos Hernández Bautista, 38, was shot in the head Jan. 21 as...

Brazilian radio host shot to death

A Brazilian radio host has been slain by a group of gunmen who chased him in his car before shooting him to death in a rural area of eastern Brazil. Luiz Manoel Souza, 48, was traveling in his Volkswagen...

Brazilian radio host killed after receiving threats

A Brazilian radio journalist was killed in the early hours of Nov. 10, making him the fourth journalist to be killed this year in Brazil. Israel Gonçalves Silva had just dropped his children off to...

Brazil arrests three in 2013 slaying of editor

Brazilian police have arrested three suspects for the 2013 killing of an editor of a newspaper in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. The three men are alleged to belong to a local "militia" gang that runs protection...

Ecuadorean press group faces closure

A press freedom group in Ecuador that has criticized restrictions on the media by President Rafael Correa's government may be closed after a government agency accused it of being "political." Fundamedios,...