Uruguay and Costa Rica have the Highest Ranking for Freedom of Speech in Latin America

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rica and Uruguay are considered the Latin American countries with the greatest press freedom, according to an annual report by Freedom House, released yesterday.

Freedom House’s freedom of expression analyzed 195 nations and territories, on two variables: political rights and civil liberties. Top of the list this year corresponds to the analysis of these variables in 2013.

Countries are placed into three categories: totally free, partly free and not free.

Among the worst performers are North Korea, Eritrea, Sudan, Syria and Saudi Arabia.

In the 2014 list, 88 countries were among those totally free; 59 are partly free and 48 are not free.

With respect to the previous measurement, 40 countries improved their position and 54 were worse. The remainder were unchanged.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

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