José Agustín Silvestre

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A woman walks in Santo Domingo in 2008. A Dominican court has sentenced a man to 20 years in prison over the murder of a journalist. (AFP/Eitan Abramovich)

Dominican Republic convicts man over 2011 murder of journalist

New York, April 11, 2018–A Dominican Republic court yesterday sentenced Matías Avelino Castro to 20 years in prison for his role in the 2011 murder of journalist José Agustín Silvestre, according to reports. The court convicted Avelino Castro, whom police had identified as the alleged mastermind of the killing, of being an accomplice to murder,…

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Critical journalist murdered in Dominican Republic

New York, August 3, 2011–The body of José Agustín Silvestre, a critical Dominican journalist who ran a magazine and hosted a television program, was found Tuesday morning shortly after he was seized by gunmen in the southeastern city of La Romana, according to local press reports. 

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