Journalists Killed  |  Venezuela

María Veronica Tessari

Colombian Media

January 15, 1993, in Caracas, Venezuela

Tessari, a Venezuelan working for Colombian Media, was wounded in the head by shrapnel from a tear gas canister fired by military police in March 1992. She was hurt while covering an antigovernment march. She never recuperated from the head wound and died of complications. Her case was brought before the courts, but no one was ever charged in her death

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: Politics

Gender: Female

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

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