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Published: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:05:16 +0000

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Mexico: "Journalist Summarily Borked For Refusal to Cede Editorial Independence'

Sat, 5 Jan 2008 12:25:53 +0000

The abrupt departure of Aristegui comes at a moment when her program enjoys some of the highest ratings in Mexico City, according to the INRA ratings agency, and one of the highest levels of credibility, due to her critical, consistent and pluralistic new

"In Kenya, Both Sides Have Claimed Genocide": A Reality-Check

Thu, 3 Jan 2008 12:17:49 +0000

"One tribe is targeting another one in a fashion that can rightly be described as ethnic cleansing," said one senior police commander who declined to be identified.

"Kenya Government Denounces 'Genocide'": Reality-Test Needed

Wed, 2 Jan 2008 13:24:00 +0000

I repeat: The "Rwanda Scenario" Needs Reality Testing Kenya Government Denounces 'Genocide': The Washington Post gives a reasonably balanced account of what I think are the two predominant narratives about the causes of viole

Brazil: "The Electronic Voting Machine Will Be Linux-Powered"

Mon, 17 Dec 2007 11:49:02 +0000

Última Instânica, a legal newswire on the UOL portal, reports:

O Globo (Brazil): "Chávez Won the Referendum Because He Manipulated the System!"

Sun, 9 Dec 2007 12:49:50 +0000

On December3, 2007, Miriam Leitão of the O Globo newspaper (Brazil), analyzing the Venezuelan referendum, runs a column stating that Hugo Chávez won the referendum because he manipulated the system. The problem being that Hugo Cháv

Mexico: The 15-ton Drug Bust That Wasn't

Fri, 23 Nov 2007 14:46:57 +0000

Note to editors: Some foreign press sources need to be boiled before being fit for human consumption. A case in point:

"Brazil's Jornal Nacional: The News Makes History"

Wed, 14 Nov 2007 09:47:24 +0000

Luis Felipe Miguel of the University of Brasília reviews a recent book on the history of the Globo network in Brazil, authored by the multimedia giant's own in-house "institutional memory" project.

"The Accomplices": The Sicilian Mafia Goes Shopping For Journalists

Mon, 29 Oct 2007 11:25:16 +0000

While journalists who cover mafias do not have an easy time of it, new wiretaps show that the bosses are looking for journalists who are willing to be corrupted. The story of a book, The Accomplices, and the trouble that found the man who wrote it.

The Cop, The Trafficker, the Militiaman: Interviews by Rio's Viva Favela

Sun, 7 Oct 2007 08:55:13 +0000

Currently, it is the Western Zone where the public authorities annd the militias have their closest ties.

Brazil: Watching Elite de Tropa, a Sino-Paraguayan Film Review

Wed, 26 Sep 2007 12:28:12 +0000

None of the pyrotechnic, Globollywood ultraviolence in the film — which was actually extremely modest by Die Hard or 007 standards — is nearly as emotionally devastating as that climactic moment in which the camera just focuses wordlessly on t

Rio de Janeiro: "52 Military Policeman Paid Off Weekly By Drug Traffic"

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 15:48:18 +0000

According to police captain André Drumond, the policemen arrested charged R$2,000 to R$3,900 a week to dealers in at least three shantytowns in the Duque de Caxias area to avoid operations at their location and to receive warnings of the presence o

Brazilian Attorneys Condemn O Globo "Scoop" as "Shocking, Illegal"

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 10:49:42 +0000

"Brazil cannot become a Big Brother and abolish privacy." The Order of Brazilian Attorneys, which has been critical of wiretapping both legal and illegal, seems to find that in order to maintain that libertarian position consistently, it has t

Rio de Janeiro: "In the Favelas, A New Dictatorship"

Sun, 19 Aug 2007 21:34:07 +0000

I just read this remarkable teaser to an investigative series by Rio de Janeiro's O Globo, and translate to file. NB, Michael Astor.

From the "Latin American Public Editors" Series: Radiobras (Brazil)

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:20:15 +0000

Your infotainment is now ready, with one correction: The vote in the regional elections court was 5-1, not 4-1, as mistyped by yours truly into the dialog box. Oh, and more serious: The dateline is August 5, 2007, not April 5, 2007.

Rio: "Military Policeman and Militiaman Charged With Pimping Underage Sex-Slaves in Upscale Neighborhood"

Fri, 10 Aug 2007 18:57:38 +0000

In one of the calls traced by police, police agents from the 31th Military Police Battalion (BPM) in Barra asked Sandra for "some little kids" for a party.

"Ye Gon Says He Was Blackmailed!": Televisa Misreads DEA Indictment

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 13:25:17 +0000

Noticiero Televisa (Mexico) reports: Ye Gon says he was blackmailed! Televisa performs the useful service of posting a copy of the U.S. federal indictment against the Sino-Mexican the DEA calls "the man behind the meth."

"DEA Did Not Meet With Ye Gon": El Universal

Fri, 20 Jul 2007 13:50:02 +0000

The U.S. antidrugs agency, DEA, has no record of any meeting of DEA officials with Zhenli Ye Gon or any of his lawyers, and states that if he is innocent, as his lawyers claim, then he need not fear being interviewed by police.

Mexico: "Ye Gon Attorneys Prepare Media Defense"

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 13:29:11 +0000

"Ye Gon threatens with videos and audio!" A related story reports that Ye Gon is preparing "a media defense" through his original U.S. attorney of record, this Ning Ye fellow.

"To Whom It May Concern": Zhenil Ye Gon Writes A Letter

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 12:38:38 +0000

"The enormous amount of cash seized at my home is not so-called "drug money." These are and were secret funds of the political party used for the Mexican presidential campaign, to buy weapons and finance terrorist activities."

Mexico: Reputed Ecstasy Mandarin Was a High Roller, Says DEA

Thu, 12 Jul 2007 18:08:34 +0000

The DEA is investigating Sino-Mexican businessman Zhenli Ye Gon for possible money laundering through the U.S. financial system, reports La Jornada (Mexico City). The man reported lost $125 million in Las Vegas casinos over the years. $125 million.

"BBC Business Coverage: Innocent of Bias 2.0!"

Wed, 4 Jul 2007 17:54:35 +0000

"Measures should be taken to strengthen the monitoring of impartiality issues in business and to ensure there is compliance with the BBC's high standards. In particular, measures should be introduced to address lapses which occur when covering comm

Rio de Janeiro Rashomon Watch: Rio no Ar (TV Record: June 29, 2007)

Sun, 1 Jul 2007 14:45:21 +0000

When your English-language news service cites "local press sources" in reporting from Brazil, you want to make sure that the press sources are not this one.

Rio de Janeiro: BOPE Blogs the Assault on the Complexo do Alemão

Sat, 30 Jun 2007 12:15:30 +0000

… we must dare to be free, even as we weep at the pain of those who offer up their own flesh to the hot steel, as have the police who have fallen these last months, watering the soil with blood and honor so that the seeds of peace may be sown.

Rio de Janeiro: Calling a Death Squad a Death Squad

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 11:29:32 +0000

"The basic problem of public security in Rio de Janeiro is this new factor, the militias, which are just policemen who used to make up a clandestine structure, always illegal and hidden, in terms of violence but who now are joining a much more open scheme

"A Profile of the Brazilian Journalist"

Wed, 20 Jun 2007 01:35:32 +0000

"The average Brazilian journalist does not feel able to write freely. Beyond having to follow the editorial line of the publications they work for, the complaints principally have to do with coercion by political or business groups."