TV journalist accused of attacking police in Guatemala

first_imgNews GuatemalaAmericas January 7, 2021 Find out more GuatemalaAmericas News Help by sharing this information to go further News Dadiana Cabrera, a journalist with Guatevisión TV, is being prosecuted on an absurd charge of using violence against the police.The case dates back to 27 February, when police handcuffed Cabrera for no apparent reason during an identity check in Guatemala City. A friend accompanying her was beaten by eight policemen after he tried to summon a police inspection vehicle, while Cabrera was taken to a police station and charged with “attacking authority.”A hearing was due to have been held yesterday at which the prosecutor’s office wanted to use a procedure that was supposed to speed up the case and avoid the usual drawn-out trial.But Cabrera rejected this option, resulting in a postponement until 24 June, when she will be required to demonstrate her innocence and the prosecution will not be required to prove her guilt.“This procedure poses a very disturbing risk of a large fine or even detention for Cabrera, who is accused of carrying out the very attack of which she was the victim,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “The case is all the more worrying because the burden of proof has been reversed and she does not benefit from the presumption of innocence. The policemen involved in this case should be thoroughly investigated without delay, in order to shed light on this apparent abuse of authority.”The attack on Cabrera is symptomatic of the violence that journalists face in Guatemala. The creation of a proper mechanism for protecting journalists is one of the main recommendations of the April 2014 report on Guatemala by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.The authorities have repeatedly pledged to adopt effective security measures for journalists but how can their promises be taken seriously when their hostility towards journalists keeps on growing?El Periódico editor José Ruben Zamora is still facing charges on 13 counts as a result of complaints brought by President Otto Pérez Molina and Vice-President Roxana Baldetti, which – contrary to their declared intention – they have not withdrawn.Guatemala is ranked 125th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation Newscenter_img August 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía May 7, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV journalist accused of attacking police in Guatemala Follow the news on Guatemala RSF_en Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! May 8, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

The financial storm on the horizon

first_imgAmericans are becoming more pessimistic about what the coming year could hold for them financially, with a Gallup poll reporting that 48 percent say the economy is worsening, up from 45 percent in December and 36 percent in October.But if bad news is what 2019 has in store for us, no one should be caught off guard completely.Frankly, I find it surprising that people are shocked that the stock market went down substantially two times in 2018. Do markets go up forever? No. Are 13.2 percent average annual S&P 500 returns since 2009 normal? No.Our brains are designed to remember the good times and forget the bad times. This is why people believe that markets that are going up will keep going up, and may forget the impact of losing a portion of their portfolio like they might have back in 2008-2009. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

How to save on business travel without a drop in service?

first_imgTravel ranks third in terms of company costs, and as such deserves serious consideration of how companies currently manage costs, and how to improve processes to put travel for business purposes, ie as an investment rather than a net cost.Good enough reason to hold a Business brunch for the second time due to great interest, organized by the travel agency Putujbolje on the topic: “How to save on travel without a drop in service”, and relating to business travel and how to save while getting the same level of service. As in any business, performance is paramount and those present at the Business brunch were able to learn what are the most common forms of travel management in the market, but also the most common mistakes. There was talk of how to avoid mistakes, how to standardize their business to ultimately save money, but also the time of people who physically process travel, which is not a negligible resource. “We have presented the advantages of travel policy, and as the biggest advantage, is the fact that by creating it, you immediately save 20%. Travel also helps corporations to create their travel policy in order to start saving immediately.. “Points out Elizabeta Planinić, owner of the travel agency PutujBolje.comAlthough there is an opinion that the organization of travel through travel agencies is the most expensive form, the lecture argued just the opposite. Travel agencies are the only ones to have access to large suppliers who rent rooms in a hotel chain on a large scale, and as such, receive much more favorable conditions.A real example of how the Putujbolje agency finds the most favorable conditions for the same hotel through its suppliers.The savings that can be achieved on just one trip are not only visible but also measurable. Of course, it can be achieved by systematizing the process and quality selection of the agency, Planinić points out and adds “Putujbolje is a Partner for the system owned by SABER, which created the software just for corporations and they can manage the trips themselves. SABER is more favorable compared to the existing represented tools between 6-10% at the start. Fees per transaction are very acceptable, and as an additional benefit for contracting this service, you save 6000 EUR for the implementation fee, which is regularly charged, only if it is ordered through Putujbolje. It is on the accommodation that the greatest savings are possible, not by booking through known reservation systems, but by a thorough search of the accommodation. ” Planinic concluded.Related news: MEET ELIZABETA PLANINIĆ, THE GOOD SPIRIT OF CROATIAN TOURISM AND THE BEST TRAVEL PERSONAL AGENT IN CROATIAlast_img read more