Nelson Carvajal Carvajal

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Case   |   Colombia

Local official charged in journalist's murder

Nelson Carvajal Carvajal, Radio Sur, August 26, 2008 

Original case: April 14, 1998

Colombia's attorney general ordered the arrest of Carlos Augusto Rojas Ortiz, president of the local Assembly in Huila province, for masterminding Carvajal's murder in 1998, according to local news reports.

November 13, 2008 6:09 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Colombia

Attacks on the Press 2000: Colombia

IN A DEVASTATING YEAR FOR COLOMBIA, journalists were murdered, assaulted, threatened, and kidnapped. Many fled into exile. With the peace process that began in 1999 largely moribund, a nearly four-decade conflict that pits two major leftist guerrilla groups against the army and right-wing paramilitary forces continued to escalate throughout the year. All the warring factions targeted journalists.

Three journalists were killed in reprisal for their work in 2000, according to CPJ research. CPJ continues to investigate the cases of four more Colombian journalists whose violent deaths last year may have been related to their professional work.

Alerts   |   Colombia

DRUG TRAFFICKING AND THE PRESS IN LATIN AMERICA




May 3, 1999 Bogotá, Colombia -- In 1986 when El Espectador editor Guillermo Cano was gunned down at a traffic light in downtown Bogotá, everyone in Colombia knew who was behind the hit. Medellín cartel leader Pablo Escobar reportedly held several lavish victory parties to celebrate the murder.

There were no parties on May 19, 1998, the day a gunman in Cali shot television journalist Bernabé Cortés as he was getting out of a taxi. No one knew for sure who wanted him dead.

Alerts   |   Colombia

NARCOTRAFICO Y PERIODISMO EN AMERICA LATINA




Bogotá, Colombia 3 de mayo de 1999 -- En 1986, cuando el director de El Espectador Guillermo Cano fue asesinado en un semáforo de Bogotá, todos en Colombia sabían quién ordenó el ataque. Pablo Escobar, cabecilla del cartel de Medellín, supuestamente ofreció varias fiestas extravagantes para celebrar la muerte de Cano.

Pero no hubo ninguna fiesta el 19 de mayo de 1998, cuando un hombre armado mató a balazos al periodista Bernabé Cortés cuando salía de un taxi. Nadie sabía a ciencia cierta quién lo quería muerto.

March 12, 1999 12:00 AM ET

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