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Journalists Killed in 1997 - Motive Confirmed: Jairo Elías Márquez Gallego

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1998
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El Marqués
November 20, 1997, in Armenia, Colombia

Márquez, director of the magazine El Marqués, which is known for its critical reporting on corruption, was killed in a drive-by shooting by two gunmen on a motorcycle as he was entering his car on a downtown street in the town of Armenia in western Colombia. Márquez had received numerous death threats in the previous two years because of his crusade against corruption in the region.

Beats Covered:Corruption
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Taken Captive:No


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