Journalists Killed  |  Peru

José Oquendo Reyes

Radio Alas Peruanas, BTV Canal 45

September 14, 2011, in Pueblo Nuevo, Peru

Oquendo was shot five times at close range by unidentified men on a motorcycle outside his home in Pueblo Nuevo in the southern region of Chincha, local news reports said. He was the host of the news program "Sin Fronteras," which aired on Radio Alas Peruanas and television station BTV Canal 45.

Oquendo was known for his investigative pieces, Luz Córdova Pecho, president of the local press group, Asociación Nacional de Periodistas in Chincha, told CPJ. The journalist's wife, Marina Juárez, told CPJ that he had not received any recent threats.


Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.


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