Journalists Killed  |  Venezuela

Virgilio Fernández

El Universal

November 27, 1992, in La Carlota, Venezuela

Fernández , who worked for the newspaper El Universal, and a colleague from the paper were shot at as they drove near La Carlota airport in a vehicle clearly marked as belonging to the newspaper. Fernandez was killed and his companion was wounded during the attack, which occurred during a coup attempt. Some reports suggested they were caught in cross fire; others suggested they had been targeted.

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: Politics, War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

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