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Altos funcionarios bolivianos amenazan con encarcelar a periodistas

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Bogotá, 16 de junio de 2016 - Altos funcionarios bolivianos, enfurecidos por la cobertura informativa de un escándalo de tráfico de influencias gubernamental que contribuyó a echar por tierra las aspiraciones de reelección del presidente Evo Morales, están fustigando a los medios independientes del país y exigiendo que los periodistas vayan a prisión.

17 de Junio 2016 12:34 PM ET

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Bolivian officials threaten journalists with jail

Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera speaks to reporters in La Paz, February 21, 2016. (Juan Karita/AP)

Bogotá, June 16, 2016 - Enraged over press coverage of a government influence-peddling scandal that helped crush President Evo Morales's reelection hopes, high-ranking Bolivian officials are lashing out at the country's independent media and demanding that journalists be sent to prison.

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Journalist investigates Bolivia's 'silent campaign' for editorial control

At a bizarre news conference in April, Bolivia's Communications Minister Amanda Dávila claimed that journalist Raúl Peñaranda, who was born in Chile, represented a dangerous "beachhead" for Chilean interests trying to deny landlocked Bolivia access to the Pacific.

September 25, 2014 4:16 PM ET

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Bolivian government gangs up on Página Siete

Bolivia's loss of territory along the Pacific coast during a 19th-century war with Chile remains an extremely sensitive issue in the landlocked nation. Every March 23, patriotic "Day of the Sea" ceremonies mark the calamity, which Bolivia hopes to reverse through a lawsuit filed this year against Chile at the International Court of Justice.

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Bolivia charges news outlets with inciting racism

Police block journalists protesting the government's plans to sue three news outlets. (Reuters/Gaston Brito)

Bogotá, August 30, 2012--Bolivian authorities must immediately drop a criminal complaint filed against three media outlets in connection with their coverage of a speech by President Evo Morales, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The news outlets are being accused of inciting racism and discrimination, according to news reports.

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