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Pan-Am Highway

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Pan-Am Highway

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A death foretold? Mario Coelho de Almeida Filho, director of the Brazilian semiweekly newspaper A Verdade in the Rio de Janeiro suburb of MagE, was shot eight times and killed outside his home Aug. 16 -- a day before he was scheduled to testify about his reporting of local government fraud in a defamation trial brought by the mayor of a nearby town. The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) dispatched its rapid- response unit of journalists to investigate claims aides of the mayor tried to bribe Almeida to change his testimony. ... Alejandra Matus returned to the safety of the United States as her case took another Kafkaesque twist Aug. 23. Chile's Supreme Court upheld the ban on "The Black Book of Chilean Justice," despite the repeal two months ago of the law that permitted its censorship in April 1999, and another judge refused to fully quash an arrest warrant against her. Ironically, she said, the book is an underground best-seller: "The publisher estimates that around 130,000 copies have been sold on the black market. …

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