Efraín Varela Noriega

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One Province Illustrates Colombia's Struggle with Impunity

February 12, 2014 1:55 AM ET

The inability to solve journalist murders in Arauca feeds an atmosphere of hostility and intimidation for the media there. By John Otis Gen. Rodolfo Palomino, Colombian police chief, writes a message for a campaign supporting FARC demobilization in Tame, Arauca...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Colombia

February 5, 2008 11:36 AM ET

COLOMBIA The national press played a crucial role in exposing illegal paramilitary activities and links between paramilitary leaders and leading politicians. Provincial journalists, working in areas where paramilitaries and other illegal armed groups were prevalent, faced many challenges in trying...

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COLOMBIA: Paramilitary fighter convicted for 2002 murder of local journalist

February 27, 2007 12:00 PM ET

 UPDATE  FEBRUARY 27, 2007 Oriiginally posted: July 1, 2002 Efraín Varela Noriega, Radio Meridiano-70 KILLED...

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Marked for Death

May 2, 2005 1:30 AM ET

The Five Most Murderous Countries for Journalists...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Colombia

March 31, 2003 12:08 PM ET

Colombia's civil conflict once again took a brutal toll on the country's press, with journalists threatened, attacked, kidnapped, and murdered. At least three journalists were killed for their work in 2002, and CPJ continues to investigate the slayings of five...

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Another fears for his life

March 18, 2003 12:00 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, March 18, 2003—Gunmen shot and killed a radio news host early this morning in a volatile northeastern region of the country. The journalist, who had been threatened previously by members of a right-wing paramilitary army, was also a...

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Luis Eduardo Alfonso Parada

March 18, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Alfonso, a 33-year-old radio news host, was shot to death at 4:55 a.m. by two gunmen in the town of Arauca, near the Venezuelan border, while he tried to enter his office at Radio Meridiano-70. Two men were waiting...

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Paramilitaries suspected in killing of radio station owner

July 1, 2002 12:00 PM ET

Bogotá, July 1, 2002—The owner of a radio station, who recently had alerted the public to the presence of paramilitary fighters in the region, was shot and killed in northeastern Colombia. Efraín Varela Noriega, owner of Radio Meridiano­70, was...

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