- Mexico joined Cuba, Venezuela, and Honduras as the only Latin American nations without a "free press" according to Freedom House.
- Honduran reporter Francisco Medina became the eleventh journalist killed in that country over the past eighteen months.
- Venezuelan journalist and opposition political activist Wilfred Ivan Ojeda Peralta was killed and police found his body with signs of torture.
- A trio of suspected gang members shot and murdered Salvadoran TV cameraman Alfredo Hurtado as he rode a bus to work.
Both Humala and Fujimori pledged to protect press freedoms if elected to Peru’s highest public office. But if the threats against journalists are any indication those promises will most likely be in vain.
Video Source – La Republica via YouTube
Online Sources- CNN, International Press Institute, Canadian Press, CBS News, CSMonitor.com, The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, Committee to Protect Journalists