Soldiers target three journalists during student demo

first_img A member of the National Bolivarian Guard (the national army) deliberately fired on three clearly identified journalists during a student demonstration in the Caracas district of Palos Grandes on 14 May.Mildred Manrique of the Diario 2001 newspaper, freelancer Gabriela González and Johana Álvarez, a reporter for the Mexico’s Cadena 3 TV channel, were insulted and then fired on. González’s mobile phone in her pocket deflected the shot that would have hit her leg. Manrique was hit in the foot.Supported by organizations that defend journalists, including the National Association of Journalists and the Venezuelan Journalists Union, the three journalists filed a complaint with the prosecutor general.This was the fourth time Manrique has been threatened or attacked in the past three months. Members of the Bolivarian National Police threatened her while she was covering a demonstration on 18 February. She was hit and tear-gassed during a demonstration two days later. In March, she was detained for a night on suspicion of terrorism on the basis of the bullet-proof vests, teargas masks and computers that were found in a search of her apartment – equipment that proved useful in a her latest run-in with the authorities.“We condemn these disgraceful acts of aggression just a month after the start of an investigation into alleged acts of torture and mistreatment by 97 members of the armed forces and national police since the start of the uprising,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“Clear instructions must be given to the security forces about the safety of journalists covering demonstrations. The authorities must recognize the importance of their role and their safety, which was emphasized in a resolution that the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on 28 March.”The Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS), an NGO that defends media personnel, has meanwhile reported that Jonathan Manzano, a reporter for the Correo del Caroní newspaper, was threatened by masked individuals who mistook him for a journalist with state-owned VTV.Reporters Without Borders points out that both the police and demonstrators should respect the work of journalists, regardless of the editorial policies of the news media they work for.Venezuela is ranked 116th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo: Mildred Manrique, Diario 2001 Organisation News VenezuelaAmericas January 13, 2021 Find out more News August 25, 2020 Find out more May 16, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Soldiers target three journalists during student demo RSF_en New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Follow the news on Venezuelacenter_img News VenezuelaAmericas to go further Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela June 15, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves liveslast_img read more

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Traffic stop leads to drug seizure

first_img By admin – January 4, 2018 Facebook Twitter Previous articleMan in custody charged with coin machine theftNext articleI-20 passing lanes to be closed overnight admin Chad Arnold A traffic stop by an Ector County deputy led to the discovery and seizure of various narcotics, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office press release stated.Chad Arnold, 43, was pulled over around 1:50 a.m. Thursday morning, the release detailed, and was reportedly nervous and visibly shaking upon exiting the vehicle.After consenting to a pat down search, a deputy found two small bags of suspected methamphetamine and four pills identified as Clonazepam, an anti-seizure medication, as well as a digital scale, a glass pipe and a hypodermic syringe, the release stated. About 2 ounces of marijuana were also found upon searching the vehicle.Arnold was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana, the release said.Jail records show Arnold was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Thursday and released the same day on three bonds totaling $11,500. Pinterest Twitter Local NewsCrime Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Traffic stop leads to drug seizurelast_img read more

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Stepmom arrested in case of missing Colorado boy Gannon Stauch: Sources

first_imgkali9/iStock(EL PASO COUNTY, Colo.) — The stepmother of a missing 11-year-old Colorado boy was arrested Monday morning, multiple sources told ABC News.Gannon Stauch was last seen on Jan. 27, the same day his stepmother, Leticia Stauch, reported him missing. She told authorities he was last seen at home between 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. before leaving to walk to a friend’s house, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.Leticia Stauch was taken into custody Monday in South Carolina, according to sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the arrest had not been publicly announced.Officials have not yet outlined the specific charges Leticia Stauch is facing. A spokeswoman for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office could not be reached Monday morning.Leticia Stauch denied having anything to do with her stepson’s disappearance in an interview last month with KKTV, a CBS affiliate in Colorado Springs.“I would never, ever, ever hurt this child,” she told the station.Efforts to reach Leticia Stauch or her attorney on Monday were unsuccessful.Gannon Stauch was initially reported as a runaway, but on Jan. 30 his disappearance was changed to a missing/endangered persons case.A neighbor said footage captured by his security camera the day Gannon Stauch went missing showed Leticia Stauch driving away with the boy in the morning, and returning hours later alone. Authorities have said they are aware of the footage and have not disputed the neighbor’s description, but have described it only as “one piece in a very, very, very large puzzle.”The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said they’ve received more than 800 tips and put thousands of hours into search efforts that included drones and search dogs.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Giuliani Is Said to Seek $20,000 a Day Payment for Trump Legal Work

first_imgSince Mr. Giuliani took over management of the legal effort, Mr. Trump has suffered a series of defeats in court and lawyers handling some of the remaining cases have dropped out.A $20,000-a-day rate would have made Mr. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who has been Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer for several years, among the most highly compensated attorneys anywhere. Rudolph W. Giuliani, who has helped oversee a string of failed court challenges to President Trump’s defeat in the election, asked the president’s campaign to pay him $20,000 a day for his legal work, multiple people briefed on the matter said.The request stirred opposition from some of Mr. Trump’s aides and advisers, who appear to have ruled out paying that much, and it is unclear how much Mr. Giuliani will ultimately be compensated.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Wrap (South America): Argentina Face Big Hurdle To Qualify…

first_img2-time world champions Argentina are on the brink of not qualifying for the first FIFA World Cup since 1970 after they dropped out of the qualifying positions with a disappointing goalless draw with Peru.Jorge Sampaoli’s team missed several goalscoring opportunities against a Peru side that’s making a giant stride towards Russia 2018 and will now need at least a win in the final game at Ecuador to have any chance of making it through to Russia.Bolivia goalkeeper Carlos Lampe produced one of the best goalkeeping heroics in recent times to earn his side a hard fought goalless home draw with leaders Brazil. He denied Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and co to keep an impressive clean sheet against one of the early favourites for Russia 2018.There were also morale boosting wins for Chile and Paraguay over Ecuador and Colombia respectively. Both sides snatched a late win through goals from Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez (Chile) and Antonio Sanabria (Paraguay).Matchday 17 Results:Bolivia 0-0 BrazilChile 2-1 EcuadorVenezuela 0-0 UruguayColombia 1-2 ParaguayArgentina 0-0 PeruMatchday 18 (Final) Fixtures:Peru vs. ColombiaEcuador vs. ArgentinaBrazil vs. ChileUruguay vs. BoliviaParaguay vs. VenezuelaCurrent Standings:Brazil 38 pointsUruguay 28 pointsChile 26 pointsColombia 26 pointsPeru 25 pointsArgentina 25 pointsParaguay 24 pointsEcuador 20 pointsBolivia 14 pointsVenezuela 9 points Relatedlast_img read more

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