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Journalists Killed in 1996 - Motive Unconfirmed: Juan José Yantuche

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1997
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"TV Noticias"
April 11, 1996, in Mixco, Guatemala

Yantuche, a reporter with the cable television news program "TV Noticias," was shot and lay in a coma for a week in a Mixco hospital before dying on April 11. A week after his assassination, the director of "TV Noticias," Oscar Mazaya, reported receiving anonymous death threats.

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