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Two journalists found dead in Guatemala

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The corpses of two Guatemalan journalists were found among cane fields with bullet wounds to the head and their hands and feet bound, authorities said.

The slain reporters, identified as Laurent Castillo and Alfredo de Leon, had recently disappeared and were discovered by farm workers near the municipality Santo Domingo, Suchitepequez in the Central American country’s south, said its human rights ombudsman Jordan Rodas.

The journalists had travelled to the nearby city of Mazatenango to cover a carnival celebration.


“I demand from authorities an immediate investigation find those behind such a despicable act” of violence, Rodas said, demanding also that authorities implement protections for journalists.

On March 10, 2015, two other journalists were killed in the Mazatenango park.

Congressman Julio Juarez was arrested last month in connection with those deaths.