Venezuela rifts grow as protests persist

With peace talks in tatters, Venezuelans are deeply divided over the future of their country. Four months after the start of street protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s government began, Venezuelans...

Ex-hostage Betancourt struggles to forgive

Six years after being rescued from her captors, a former Colombian presidential candidate seeks solace in religion After she was caught during her fourth escape attempt, Ingrid Betancourt was beaten and led...

Brazil’s Favelas in the spotlight

As attention turns to the World Cup kicking off next month, the host Brazil is ramping up efforts to improve its image and infrastructure. One of the main targets has been Brazil’s infamous favelas. For...

Journalist slayings tarnish Brazil’s moment

The website for CPJ's special report on the Brazilian press.With soccer’s World Cup taking place in a month, all eyes are now on Brazil. Yet soccer is not the only reason the South American country has...

NSA spying boosts Brazil Internet law

Revelations about U.S. espionage pushed Brazil to pass a new law providing privacy protections and expanded access to the Web. A long-stalled Internet law with expanded privacy and “net neutrality”...

Visiting journalists attend Palm Sunday service

Journalists visiting from Pakistan attended Palm Sunday services at the Missouri United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 13. The service prompted a discussion about the differences and similarities between...

Venezuelan government, media reignite animosity

Recent protests have highlighted hostilities between the Venezeulan government and the media covering it. Violent protests in Venezuela against President Nicolás Maduro’s government have left at least 25...

Politicians behind bars

On August 2, 2005, Brazil’s biggest case of political corruption went before the Brazilian Supreme Court. The incident became known as the Mensalão Scandal (“mensalão" meaning “big monthly”...

A rising giant

I missed the most exciting year Brazil has had since I was born. The nationwide protests against corruption made me feel, more than 6.000 kilometers away from my native country, that Brazilians had finally...