Yensi Roberto Ordoñez Galdámez

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The body of Ordoñez, a television reporter and teacher,
was discovered on May 19 in a black vehicle parked outside the primary school
where he taught, press reports said. He had knife wounds in the neck and chest,
according to the rescue workers who found him.

News reports said authorities had been tipped off by an
anonymous call. Family members quoted by the Guatemala City-based daily Prensa
Ordoñez had left his home the previous night and did not return.

Ordoñez was a news reporter on Channel 14, a local cable
station, according to news reports. Prensa Libre quoted the station’s
director, Roberto Santizo, as saying that Ordoñez had received threats in
relation to his reporting. The journalist and teacher had also hosted children’s
and music programs on Channel 14, local press reports said.

Family members said Ordoñez was being extorted, press
reports said, although the nature of the extortion was not