Today is World Press Freedom Day and, as we mentioned briefly yesterday, Freedom House report found that there is a decline in media freedom throughout Latin America. Several recent incidents in the region appear to prove Freedom House’s assertion.
The disappearances come days after photographer Daniel Martinez Bazaldua was murdered and dismembered in Saltillo. An editorial in Vanguardia, the newspaper Martinez Bazaldua worked for, subsequently blasted local authorities for implying that the victims worked for one of Mexico’s drug gangs.
The Colombian International Press Association condemned the attack on Calderón and expressed their worry over “the security of all journalists nationwide, especially those in high conflict zones.”
Meanwhile, an editorial in Diario Los Andes yesterday blasted the suggestion of Chaco province governor Jorge Capitanich to enact a “press ethics law” on the same day several newspapers reported money-laundering allegations against him.
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RWB said the following on Honduran businessman and political figure M. Facussé Barcum as if he were the one mentioning it: