Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Unconfirmed: Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||1 March 2014|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Unconfirmed: Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina, 1 March 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5333e8e75.html [accessed 23 August 2017]|
December 7, 2013, in Danlí, Honduras
Argeñal's body was found inside his home in the city of Danlí in El Progreso state with at least two bullet wounds in the head, according to news reports. Authorities told reporters they believed Argeñal was home alone when the gunmen entered the house.
David Romero, director of Globo TV and radio, told the international news agency Agence France-Presse that Argeñal had been threatened in the past for revealing corruption at a local hospital in reports for Globo TV. The AFP report did not offer further details.
Argeñal was also a supporter of Libre, the political party of Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, who has contested the results of the November 24, 2013, presidential elections, which the electoral court said she lost, the local press reported. Globo was the target of serious attacks and multiple broadcasting disruptions after reporting critically on the aftermath of the 2009 military ouster of former President Manuel Zelaya, Castro's husband.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.