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Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: Manuel de Dios Unanue

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1993
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: Manuel de Dios Unanue, January 1993, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64947a23.html [accessed 20 September 2014]
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El Diario/La Prensa
March 11, 1992, in New York City, USA

Cuban-American de Dios, the outspoken former editor of El Diario/La Prensa and the founder of weekly magazine Cambio XXI and monthly magazine Crimen (Crime), was shot in the head in a New York City restaurant. Police believe that more than a dozen drug traffickers and businessmen plotted to murder de Dios in retaliation for hard-hitting stories he had written about their drug and money laundering operations. Daily death threats were telephoned into the offices of El Diario/La Prensa after the journalist's murder.

Medium:Print
Job:Editor
Beats Covered:Crime
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Criminal Group
Impunity:Partial
Taken Captive:No
Tortured:No
Threatened:No

 

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