texas-moody

Honduran journalist wounded by a gunshot dies, the fourth so far in 2022

  • Source: VOA
  • May 31, 2022

"Violence against the press in Honduras has claimed the life of journalist Ricardo Alcides Ávila, reported the Committee for Freedom of Expression (C-Libre). According to the organization, the journalist died on Sunday in Honduras a few days after being shot, making him the fourth journalist to be killed this year and the 97th since 2001.

Amada Ponce, spokeswoman for C-Libre, told AFP news agency that Ávila "died in a Tegucigalpa hospital after being shot in the head on Wednesday. He had been attacked by unknown assailants in the south of the country."

The 25-year-old journalist and cameraman worked for the Metro radio and television station in the town of Choluteca, some 85 km south of the capital.

[...]

Ponce assured the murder "is linked to the work that Ricardo was doing (...) on social movements" in the south of the country, because he was also carrying a considerable sum of money, as well as other valuables, which were not stolen."

Read the original article (in Spanish)

 

 

More Articles