Twenty-four journalists were killed or died under unclear circumstances in Latin America in the first six months of 2016. Eight of these deaths were recorded just in the month of June.
More than half of the deaths registered this year occurred in only two countries: Mexico (9) and Guatemala (5). Homicides and deaths were also reported in Honduras (3), El Salvador (3), Brazil (2) and Venezuela (2). Perpetrators were identified in only five cases.