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Paraguay

Edgar Pantaleón Fernández Pleitas

19 June 2014

Media reports said that the journalist was killed in his own home located in Concepción, when unidentified attackers entered and shot him. Fernández Fleitas, a host at Belén Comunicaciones radio, was a critic of local courts which he accused of corruption and their links to drug trafficking. While the authorities vowed to find his killers, investigations appeared to have led nowhere and no one has been held accountable for his murder.