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Guatemala

Jaime Napoleon Jarquin Duarte

20 March 2013

The journalist for Nuestro Diario newspaper was shot and fatally wounded in the city of Pedro de Alvarado in the eastern Guatemalan province of Jutiapa near the border with El Salvador, the newspaper said in a statement.

The 63 – year old former schoolteacher who joined the paper three years earlier was with three friends when gunmen travelling in a tractor opened fire, killing the journalist and wounding two of his friends.

Nuestro Diario is known for its hard hitting coverage of crime and violence in Guatemala, where it is estimated that 16 homicides take place a day.

Source: Knight Center