El Salvador / 2009

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Filmmaker who documented Salvadoran gangs is slain

September 3, 2009 2:27 PM ET

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...

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Documentary filmmaker killed in El Salvador

September 3, 2009 12:18 PM ET

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......

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Drug Trade, Violent Gangs Pose Grave Danger

February 10, 2009 12:58 AM ET

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...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Americas Developments

February 10, 2009 12:52 AM ET

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