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Photo Credit: -Photo courtesy Fernando Canelas

LUIS  ESPINAL

News Organization: AQUI

Died: 1980

Location: BOLIVIA

Kidnapped, tortured and killed, probably on March 22. A leftist Jesuit priest and editor of a weekly newspaper, he was abducted in La Paz by armed men in a green jeep. His body was later found in a ditch, mutilated and shot several times. The government blamed "para-military terrorists" for his death.