Rafael Gabriel Almanza Alonso

Famed poet and Marxist intellectual Almanza has suffered political persecution for his openly anti-Castro views. Since he was first expelled from university in 1980, he has endured extreme censorship… More

Jorge Ramos

Journalist and author Ramos was arrested with his team after conducting an abruptly suspended interview with President Maduro of Venezuela in February 2019. They were detained by government officials,… More

Writers at Risk Database

Gioconda Belli

Writer and poet Belli was one of three PEN Nicaragua members to be subjected to harassment through the circulation of an anonymous video which identified them as behind a… More

Yaser Morazán

Journalist Morazán was one of three PEN Nicaragua members to be subjected to harassment through the circulation of an anonymous video which identified them as behind a terrorist conspiracy… More

Pierre Pierson Vilchez

Writer and artist Pierson Vilchez was one of three PEN Nicaragua members to be subjected to harassment through the circulation of an anonymous video which identified them as behind… More

Nelson Aguilera

PEN Paraguay member, writer, and author of children’s books Aguilera was convicted of plagiarism in November 2013, following accusations made by Maria Garay in 2010 that he plagiarized her… More

Guillermo Fernández García

Acclaimed poet and translator Fernández García was bound and killed at his home in Toluca in April 2012. The motive remains unknown. The case was referred to Mexico’s attorney… More

Writers at Risk Database

Javier Valdez Cárdenas

In May 2017, Valdez Cárdenas was shot dead by unknown assailants in Culiacán, Sinaloa State. The authorities arrested two men suspected of being accomplices in the murder. In January… More

Writers at Risk Database

Lydia Cacho

Cacho faces harassment and attacks for her investigative journalism. In July 2019, two individuals broke into her home, stole equipment and research materials, and killed her dogs. Despite IACHR… More

Héctor de Mauleón

Journalist and writer de Mauleón has received constant threats for his investigations of government corruption and criminal groups. In July 2019, he received threats via email, and in January… More

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