Guatemalan Journalist Arrested in Growing Crackdown on Political Dissent

From a Washington Post story by Rachel Pannett headlined “Guatemalan journalist arrested in growing crackdown on political dissent”:

An award-winning journalist in Guatemala has gone on a hunger strike to protest his arrest by authorities amid growing signs of a crackdown on political dissent in the country.

José Rubén Zamora was arrested at his home in Guatemala City on Friday night as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering, blackmail and influence peddling, according to prosecutors. Zamora denounced the charges against him as a conspiracy, describing his arrest as “political persecution.”