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Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Luis Ernesto Mendoza Cerrato

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 20 December 2011
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Luis Ernesto Mendoza Cerrato, 20 December 2011, available at: [accessed 21 January 2018]
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Channel 24
May 19, 2011, in Danlí, Honduras

At least three hooded assailants armed with AK-47s shot television station owner Mendoza, 39, as he arrived at Channel 24 broadcast facilities at about 7 a.m., according to press reports.

Mendoza, who was shot multiple times, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they believed it was a contract killing but did not provide any details. In addition to owning Channel 24, Mendoza had investments in real estate and in the coffee and agricultural industries.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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