August 9, 2006, in Yumbo, Colombia
Sánchez was host of three weekly programs. "Notas de Gestión" and "La Personería," were civic education programs funded by the local government. The third, "Mesa Redonda," was a community-based opinion program, Orozco told CPJ.
During "Mesa Redonda" broadcasts, Orozco said, Sánchez sometimes criticized the performance of the local government. Sánchez once had been spokesman for the local mayor, according to the mayor's press office. Orozco said that Sánchez had not mentioned getting threats.
Cali Police Cmdr. José Roberto León told CPJ that a joint investigation with the Cali state prosecutor had been opened. There were no concrete leads, he said.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.
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