Juárez, 54, and colleague José Bayardo Mairena were driving from
the city of Catacamas to Juticalpa, in the province of Olancho, when gunmen intercepted their
car and fired at least 26 times, according to local press reports and CPJ
interviews. Mairena died at the scene, and Juárez was pronounced dead at a
hospital in Juticalpa, according to local news outlets.
The two worked together on news and talk programs, typically
avoiding sensitive topics, local journalists told CPJ. Contacted by CPJ, police
would not discuss any aspect of their investigation.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.