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Bolivia: Journalist found dead on La Paz street, killed by explosive device

Friends carry the coffin of David Nino de Guzman, Chief Editor of local news agency Agencia de Noticias Fides (ANF), into a vehicle in La Paz April 22, 2011. The 42-year-old journalist was found dead on Thursday after having been reported missing for two days, apparently the victim of a dynamite explosion, according to local media.

The body David Niño de Guzmán, a journalist who had been missing since April 19, was found april 22 in La Paz. An explosive charge was apparently used to kill him. Residents in the area where the body was found heard an explosion in the early hours of the morning after he disappeared, the police chief said, according to Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF).

Niño was the head of Agencia de Noticias Fides (ANF), Bolivia’s oldest and most important news agency. Aged 42, married and the father for two children, he had worked for 16 years as a journalist for newspapers such as Última Hora, La Razón, El Diario and Presencia and the TV station Canal 36-Cadena A.

RSF, which offered its condolences to his family, friends and colleagues, urged investigators not to rule out the possibility that he was killed in connection with his work. Those responsible for this appalling crime was be identified and brought to justice as soon as possible.

Date posted: April 22, 2011 Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 99