A Colombian reporter who protected prepared crime died on Wednesday after being shot a couple of instances days before, his outlet Q’hubo tweeted.
#DescanseEnPaz Felipe Guevara, nuestro periodista judicial, falleció este miércoles en la tarde tras haber sido herido en un atentado en la noche del lunes. Pedimos que su alma encuentre paz y que en el corazón de su familia haya tranquilidad.
Vuela alto, Papito. Te queremos 🖤 pic.twitter.com/ImImtxiYbm
— Periódico (@QhuboCali) December 23, 2020
Unknown assassins shot Felipe Guevara, 27, on Monday night time in Cali, a metropolis in southwestern Colombia, which changed into as soon as domestic to the notorious Cali Cartel. At its top in the 1990s, the institution changed into one of the maximum effective crook companies in the world.
Though the Cali Cartel is now defunct, the metropolis continues to be plagued with the aid of using violence, drug trafficking, and prepared crime. That changed into the arena Guevara protected.
According to FLIP, a Colombian NGO that advocates for press freedom in the Latin American country, Guevara had seen that 2017 time and again stated to police that he changed into receiving demise threats because of his paintings.
The institution stated that the dearth of police reaction to Guevara’s beyond demise threats leads them to suspect that the right research won’t be conducted.
“FLIP calls at the government to perform a serious, unbiased and diligent research” the NGO stated.
However, Guevara’s demise changed into most effective the today’s in a yr that noticed the range of reporters murdered for his or her paintings double as compared to 2019, in step with the Committee to Protect Journalists.
At least 30 reporters had been killed in 2020, CPJ stated. In at the least 21 of the murders, there has been a clean connection to the reporter’s paintings. CPJ continues to be investigating any other 15 instances to set up whether or not or now no longer journalism changed into the motive.
In addition to Guevara’s demise in Colombia, someplace else in Latin America 4 reporters had been killed in Mexico and in Honduras.
According to CPJ, prepared crook organizations had been the maximum common killers of reporters, whIle politics changed into the maximum risky beat.
OCCRP / TechConflict
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