Latin America, 20 journalists killed to date in 2011

Dominican TV reporter José Agustín Silvestre was killed yesterday, according to local reports, bringing this year’s death toll on journalists in Latin America to 20. Silvestre’s sister told local news outlet El Siglio 21 that he was beaten and kidnapped outside his house in La Romana by four men, who fired shots as they took him away at around 8am. According to Argentinian newspaper El Dia, his body was found an hour later in the village of El Penon, between La Romana and San Pedro de Macoris, with gunshot wounds to the head and abdomen. Read Article

Share This Story
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • email