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Demonstrators march on Las Americas highway demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on July 22, 2019. Rossello resigned in early August, but first signed two laws that obstruct the work of investigative journalists in Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

New laws obstruct work of investigative journalists in Puerto Rico

In July 2019, anti-government protesters gathered on the streets of Puerto Rico, motivated in part by the work of investigative journalists who had obtained and published over 900 messages exchanged by then Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his allies that disparaged political opponents and the island’s citizens. Before Rosselló gave in to public pressure to resign…

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Journalists in Morelia, Michoacan state, demand justice for killed and missing colleagues, including Salvador Adame Pardo. Death threats were sent to an editorial director of a website in the state in July. (AFP/Enrique Castro)

Mexican journalist threatened in Michoacán state

Mexico City, July 26, 2017–Mexican authorities must undertake a swift and credible investigation into death threats sent to José Maldonado and ensure the journalist’s safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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