Guatemala / 2009

TV reporter shot dead in eastern Guatemala

June 8, 2009 3:22 PM ET

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. ...

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TV reporter gunned down, cameraman injured in Guatemala

April 2, 2009 4:00 PM ET

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. ...

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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: Guatemala

February 10, 2009 12:33 AM ET

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....

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