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First name:  Jorge

Last name:  Aguirre

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Photographer
  • Media outlet:  El Mundo
  • Type of media:  print media
  • Born:  Venezuela

  • Died:  5 April 2006 Venezuela
  • War zone:  no
  • Targeted? yes


Shot by a man dressed as a policeman with an unmarked motorcycle after the driver of his press car did not stop when signalled to. Aguirre, of the daily El Mundo, was shot when he got out of the car to take photos of a stadium. He managed to take a picture of the killer. Former policeman Boris Blanco was jailed for 15 years for the murder by a Caracas court on 19 May 2008.


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