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Photo Credit: Courtesy Diario del Huila


News Organization: ALPEVISION

Died: 2003

Location: COLOMBIA

An investigative journalist who frequently accused government officials of mishandling public funds, he was fatally shot in his home on April 28 by gunmen who escaped on a motorcycle. Local authorities in the southern town of Neiva believe he was killed for attacking government officials. "He said that he was going to be killed, and I believe that his assassination is related to his work," said Ricardo Areiza, editor-in-chief of local newspaper Diario del Huila. He was 65.