Colombian Media
January 15, 1993, in Caracas, Venezuela

Tessari, a Venezuelan working for Colombian Media, was wounded in the head by shrapnel from a tear gas canister fired by military police in March 1992. She was hurt while covering an antigovernment march. She never recuperated from the head wound and died of complications. Her case was brought before the courts, but no one was ever charged in her death.

Medium:Print
Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Politics
Gender:Female
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials

 

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