The Interamerican Press Association has expressed concern at attacks against news outlets in Brazil and Venezuela. The Miami-based press advocacy organization urged officials in both countries to investigate.
In Venezuela, someone threw explosives against the daily ¿Que Pasa? in Maracaibo Monday. The newspaper is critical of the government.
In Brazil, striking construction workers threw stones and threatened to invade the offices of the daily Diário do Nordeste in Fortaleza, said the press organization. Vandals destroyed the principal entrance to the offices Tuesday.