Journalist suspects Colombian guerrillas behind attempted shooting

Héctor Rodríguez, the news director for La Veterana radio in the southeastern Colombian city of Popayán, escaped a May 26 attempted shooting unharmed, El País reports.

One suspect fled but another was captured by Rodríguez’s police escort, which was accompanying the journalist after he reported receiving threats, El Tiempo explains.

According to Rodríguez, the threats were related to his reporting on allegations that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were intervening in local elections. “I have received information that [the FARC] have ordered the attempt on my life,” he said, quoted by El Tiempo.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.