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Americas

(AFP/Tasso Marcelo)

Analysis
The Brazilian government's concern for the safety of an American journalist stands in contrast to a dismal performance protecting its own reporters.
 
Analysis
Politicians say there are no organized crime cartels in the capital's metropolitan area. Journalists know better, but they are afraid to report it.

Analysis
The inability to solve journalist murders in Arauca feeds an atmosphere of hostility and intimidation for the media there.


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Argentina

152 Press freedom abuses
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Brazil

10th Impunity Index ranking
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Colombia

5th Impunity Index rating

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Cuba

19 Forced into exile
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Ecuador

15 Anti-press articles in proposed law
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Guatemala

67% Murders by government officials

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Honduras

80% Impunity in journalist murders
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Mexico

7th Impunity Index rating
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Peru

4 Anti-press attacks

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United
States

5,223 FOIA requests denied
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Venezuela

57 Press freedom violations in one month

Country reports in this chapter were researched and written by CPJ Research Associate Sara Rafsky, with reporting by Senior Program Coordinator Carlos Lauría.




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