One day after attack on TV channel, guerrilla group sends letter threatening Paraguayan press

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  • January 14, 2011

By Maira Magro

Following the Jan. 12 explosion of a home-made bomb at the headquarters of Channel 9 in Asunción, the capital of Paraguay, authorities now are investigating the origin of a letter threatening local media that was attributed to the armed group Paraguayan People's Army (EPP), reported the news agency EFE.

According to the newspaper Última Hora, the letter on Jan. 13 was given to the television station by a lawyer who said he had found it on the windshield of his car, which was parked near the station.

The letter from the EPP was implicitly related to the attack on Channel 9, saying the press had become a "military objective" for the EPP because it is an "accomplice and accessory" to the government, reported the newspaper ABC.

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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.

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