Second journalist shot dead in less than a month in Guatemala

Guatemalan journalist Luis Alberto Lemus Ruano was shot dead on Sunday, April 7, in the department of Jutiapa, near the Salvadoran border, reported the Guatemalan Information Centre.

The crime's motives are unknown. This is the second journalist killed in the department during the last three weeks. Lemus was the vice president of the Jutiapa Association of Journalists, director of the radio station Stereo Café and owner of the cable television channel Café TV, according to Reporters Without Borders.

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.