July 16, 1997, in Tiquisate, Guatemala
Pérez, a newsreader at Radio Campesina in Tiquisate, Escuintla, was ambushed by a group of heavily armed men as he was leaving the station in the morning and killed instantly by gunfire. Another employee of the station, Haroldo Escobar Noriega, a messenger, was also killed. The motive for the murders is not known.
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