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Guatemala: “Threatened for Reporting the Truth”

“I denounced the activities of a masked group of vigilantes who were terrorizing the local population at night. It wasn’t the first time I had written about their crimes, but this time I named names.”

Anna-Claire Bevan in LatinaLista quotes Guatemalan journalist Lucia Escobar, who was “forced into hiding last October after she wrote an opinion piece in the national newspaper El Periodico about a social cleansing group operating in her hometown of Panajachel, 150 kilometres from Guatemala City.”

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  • Virginia

    Lucia Escobar, irresponsibly accused two men and a woman of committing a crime that was never proven,and is responsible for the two men’s unwarranted incarceration for 11 months. The facts of this case have yet to be investigated, much less proven. There was no social cleansing in
    Panajachel. Responsible journalism? Give me a break!

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