Journalists Killed  |  Colombia

Ernesto Acero Cadena

Informador Socioeconómico

December 12, 1995, in Armenia, Colombia

Acero, director of the weekly economics bulletin Informador Socioeconómico and a veteran reporter, was killed in Armenia, Quindío, by an unknown assailant who shot him three times on the street and then fled. No one has been apprehended. Acero's colleagues believe his murder may be related to his outspoken stance against corruption and his decade-long career as a journalist. Acero was the former Armenia regional director for the national radio network Radio Caracol and a former reporter for Radio Cadena Nacional.


Medium: Print

Job: Editor

Beats Covered: Business, Corruption

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No


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