2017 was a sad year for the journalists in Latin America. 42 media persons were killed in 9 Latin American countries in 2017. There were forced disappearance of 27 persons in addition. They include those who worked as journalists, photographers, broadcasters, publishers and related trades. They were mainly progressives who wrote about the rights of the workers, opposed imperialism, capitalism and so on. The hidden hand of US imperialism is certainly behind these murders. We condemns these murders and express solidarity with media persons fighting for a right cause.