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Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: Virgilio Fernández

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1993
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: Virgilio Fernández, January 1993, available at: [accessed 21 January 2018]
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El Universal
November 27, 1992, in La Carlota, Venezuela

Fernández, who worked for the newspaper El Universal, and a colleague from the paper were shot at as they drove near La Carlota airport in a vehicle clearly marked as belonging to the newspaper. Fernandez was killed and his companion was wounded during the attack, which occurred during a coup attempt. Some reports suggested they were caught in cross fire; others suggested they had been targeted.

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Politics, War
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials


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