José Oquendo Reyes

Beats Covered:
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Oquendo was shot five times at close range by unidentified
men on a motorcycle outside his home in Pueblo Nuevo in the southern region of
Chincha, local news reports said. He was the host of the news program “Sin
Fronteras,” which aired on Radio Alas Peruanas and television station BTV Canal

Oquendo was known for his investigative pieces, Luz
Córdova Pecho, president of the local press group, Asociación Nacional de
Periodistas in Chincha, told CPJ. The journalist’s wife, Marina Juárez, told
CPJ that he had not received any recent threats.