Alerts   |   Guatemala

TV reporter shot dead in eastern Guatemala

New York, June 8, 2009--An unidentified gunman shot and killed Guatemalan television reporter Marco Antonio Estrada on Saturday night in the eastern city of Chiquimula, the local press reported. 

June 8, 2009 3:22 PM ET


Alerts   |   Guatemala

TV reporter gunned down, cameraman injured in Guatemala

New York, April 2, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Guatemalan authorities today to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation into the shooting of a two-man TV crew in Guatemala City on Wednesday. Unidentified gunmen killed veteran reporter Rolando Santiz and injured cameraman Antonio de León. 

April 2, 2009 4:00 PM ET


Blog   |   Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico

Going beyond national borders to combat impunity

Combating impunity has been a long and difficult process, full of obstacles and problems. At the national level it has not been easy, so much of our work is carried out using the supranational tools that we helped develop. They began taking shape through international intergovernmental declarations, in conclusions reached by international legislative and judicial conferences and, especially, in opinions and decisions of the Inter-American Human Rights Court and Commission.

March 23, 2009 9:30 AM 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


Attacks on the Press   |   Guatemala

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Guatemala

Violence associated with organized crime fueled widespread self-censorship, especially in the provinces. Journalists sometimes wrote without bylines when covering dangerous subjects, but many were still attacked and threatened. Ongoing violence led to the slayings of two journalists and the kidnapping of a third.

February 10, 2009 12:33 AM ET
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