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Pan-Am Highway

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Pan-Am Highway

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Cuba, the only Latin American nation currently imprisoning journalists because of their professional work, threw more independent reporters into the slammer in the past few weeks. Carlos Alberto Dominguez of the press agency Cuba Verdad was arrested Feb. 23 and charged with, among other offenses, "refusing to obey instructions," the World Association of Newspapers reported. Lexter TEllez Castro, head of the Prensa Libre agency, and Carlos Brizuela Yera, of the Union of Independent Journalists of CamagUey were beaten and imprisoned after trying to visit Jesus Alvarez Castillo, a Cuba Press agency correspondent who was hospitalized after an earlier police beating as he tried to cover a human-rights demonstration, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists reported. ... Early last month, seven Colombian journalists, including reporter Jairo Lozano of El Tiempo in Bogota, were mailed "invitations" to their own funerals that warned them to leave the country and were signed "Death Commando. …

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