Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:

Argeñal’s body was found inside his home in the city
of Danlí in El Progreso state with at least two bullet wounds in the head,
according to news
. Authorities told reporters
they believed Argeñal was home alone when the gunmen entered the house.

David Romero, director of Globo TV and radio, told
the international news agency Agence France-Presse
Argeñal had been threatened in the past for revealing corruption at
a local hospital in reports for Globo TV. The AFP report did not offer further

Argeñal was also a supporter of Libre, the political
party of Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, who has contested the results of the
November 24, 2013, presidential elections, which the electoral court said she lost,
the local press reported.
Globo was the target of serious
and multiple
broadcasting disruptions
after reporting critically on
the aftermath of the 2009 military ouster of former President Manuel Zelaya,
Castro’s husband.