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First name:  Luis Carlos

Last name:  Cervantes

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Journaliste
  • Media outlet:  Radio Morena
  • Type of media:  radio
  • Born:  Colombia

  • Died:  12 Aug 2014 Colombia
  • War zone:  no
  • Targeted? yes
  • Impunity: total

Cervantes is said to have been one of the journalists who had received most threats in Antioquia. Three gunmen shot him as he was riding his motorcycle. Colleagues said his murder may have been carried out by the “los Urabeños,” a criminal gang that was an offshoot from the paramilitary alliance known as the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC). He had covered many corruption cases in Antioquia municipalities involving links between local officials and organized crime.

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