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Americas Extra : Pan-Am Highway

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Freed to an island-wide prison: Independent Cuban journalist Bernardo Rogelio ArEvalo Padron was released from the Ariza maximum-security prison Nov. 13 after serving his full six-year sentence for "disrespect" of President Fidel Castro and another high government official. The founder of the Linea Sur Press news agency told the New York City-based Committee to Protect Journalists in a telephone interview that he was beaten in 1998 for refusing to chant government slogans, and was physicallly and psychologically tortured at other times... An Argentina appeals court on Nov. 13 reduced the life sentences of six surviving men convicted in the 1997 murder of photojournalist JosE Luis Cabezas, allowing some to be released as early as late next year. Convicted mastermind Gustavo Prellezo remains sentenced to life without parole... Also in Argentina, a judge ordered the printing equipment of the Rafaela daily Castellanos seized to satisfy a $15,688 fine from a civil suit for "damage to honor" brought by city Mayor Ricardo Peirone, El Salvador-based Journalists Against Corruption (PFC) reported Nov. …

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