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Photo Credit: - Associated Press photo


News Organization: TELEPACIFICO

Died: 1998

Location: COLOMBIA

Shot repeatedly by two gunmen in Cali on May 19. A well-known reporter for the nightly news program "Noticias CVN," he reported frequently on drug trafficking and corruption. He was on his way to cover a peace rally when he was murdered. He was 42. Cortes is survived by a wife and two children. Police arrested his murderer.