Journalists Killed  |  Colombia

Manuel Martínez Espinoza

Radio Super

September 28, 1993, in Popayan, Colombia

Espinoza, 60, a veteran reporter for Radio Super's satire and news program "El Yunque," was killed by gunmen riding on a motorcycle. He frequently criticized drug gangs and politicians. His wife, Emma, was also hurt in the attack when she rushed from their home to help him after she heard the gunshots.


Medium: Radio

Job: Broadcast Reporter, Columnist / Commentator

Beats Covered: Corruption, Crime

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Criminal Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No


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