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Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Confirmed: Manuel Martínez Espinoza

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1994
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Confirmed: Manuel Martínez Espinoza, January 1994, available at: [accessed 23 October 2017]
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Radio Super
September 28, 1993, in Popayan, Colombia

Espinoza, 60, a veteran reporter for Radio Super's satire and news program "El Yunque," was killed by gunmen riding on a motorcycle. He frequently criticized drug gangs and politicians. His wife, Emma, was also hurt in the attack when she rushed from their home to help him after she heard the gunshots.

Job:Broadcast Reporter, Columnist / Commentator
Beats Covered:Corruption, Crime
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Criminal Group
Taken Captive:No


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