El Salvador


Alerts   |   El Salvador

Filmmaker who documented Salvadoran gangs is slain

(AFP)New York, September 3, 2009--The bullet-ridden body of journalist Christian Poveda, whose new documentary on a violent Salvadoran street gang was scheduled for wide release this month, was discovered Wednesday afternoon just north of the capital, San Salvador, according to local and international press reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Salvadoran authorities to thoroughly investigate the slaying.
September 3, 2009 2:27 PM ET


Statements   |   El Salvador

Documentary filmmaker killed in El Salvador

We issued the following statement today in response to the killing of Franco-Spanish documentary filmmaker and photojournalist Christian Poveda who was shot to death on Wednesday in El Salvador where he had been covering violent gangs...

September 3, 2009 12:18 PM ET


Attacks on the Press   |   Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico

Drug Trade, Violent Gangs Pose Grave Danger

Powerful drug traffickers in Mexico, gangsters in Brazilian slums, paramilitaries in Colombia, and violent street gangs in El Salvador and Guatemala are terrorizing the press. Self-censorship is widespread. By Carlos Lauría

February 10, 2009 12:58 AM ET


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