The US president’s style, deviating attention away from his reforms and toward controversy, should remind any careful observer of the late Venezuelan leader
There’s a new era of independent, creative even investigative journalism in Cuba. But it isn’t coming from the usual, official tribunes and not, directly, from U.S. policy changes.
Despite Brazil’s image as a regional leader, South America’s largest democracy has become one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists. According to research by the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least fourteen journalists have been killed since January 2011. Will President Dilma Rousseff improve conditions in the lead up to next year’s Olympics?
This past May, El Salvador suffered its highest murder rate since the end of the country’s civil war 23 years ago. But this grisly flash of news—what journalists in the region call the nota roja—doesn’t give the wider context. There’s another story to be told here beyond the numbers: how Latin American journalists are affected by the violence they cover and how, in turn, their coverage is creating a cultural acceptance of violence.