Published January 13, 2015
Bolivian tax authorities have seized the office and printing press of the country's oldest newspaper, El Diario.
The tax agency's legal director Carlos Herrera says the paper owes $18 million dating back to 2006. He says its assets don't cover 10 percent of that.
The paper's offices, printing press, furniture and computers have been taken over until it pays the taxes.
But Herrera says the paper can still circulate and El Diario director Jorge Carrasco says it will do so. He says the seizure is an attack on press freedom.
The newspaper was founded in 1904 and now is believed to have the third-largest circulation in Bolivia's capital of La Paz.