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Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Unconfirmed: Rafael Munguía Ortiz

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2010
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Radio Cadena Voces
March 31, 2009, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Unidentified gunmen in a green car shot Munguía, a local correspondent for the national Radio Cadena Voces (RCV), on a street in the Medina neighborhood of San Pedro Sula, 110 miles (175 kilometers) northwest of the capital city of Tegucigalpa, according to local news reports and CPJ interviews.

Eric Peñalva, a police spokesman, told CPJ that the journalist was shot seven times from a 9mm weapon at around 6 p.m.

Munguía, 52, had a long history as a journalist in San Pedro Sula, and had been with RCV for more than two years, his colleague, Melissa Amaya, told CPJ.

He had recently reported on violence and organized crime, she said.

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