Guillermo Sheridan

In July 2019, Sheridan, a scholar, columnist, public commentator, and literary critic, received a death threat in a letter delivered to his home. In January 2023, Sheridan was granted… More

Rafael Gabriel Almanza Alonso

Famed poet and Marxist intellectual Alonso 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

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

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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

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

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Marcos Hernández Bautista

Hernández, a reporter who covered the political influence of local strongmen, was shot as he climbed into his car in Oaxaca in January 2016. The alleged gunman was sentenced… More

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Ruben Espinosa

Espinosa was shot execution-style, along with four women, in Mexico City in July 2015. A photojournalist covering violence in Veracruz, he had fled to the capitol after receiving threats.… More

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Anabel Flores Salazar Mariana Contreras

Flores Salazar, a journalist covering crime for the newspaper El Sol de Orizaba, was abducted by armed men and found dead along a highway near Veracruz state. Authorities linked… More