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Journalist Juan Jose Yantuche dies as a result of his injuries

On 11 April 1996, Juan Jose Yantuche, a reporter with the
television program TV Noticias, died as a result of his injuries.
Two weeks ago, the wounded body of Yantuche was found in his car
at the end of a ravine in Zone 1 of the city of Mixco; he had
been in a coma ever since. A doctor later revealed that Yantuche
had a perforated lung due to a gun shot and that he had been
struck several times in the liver.

According to the director of TV Noticias, police have yet to open
an investigation into the journalist's death. Moreover,
Yantuche's car has been in storage for twelve days without even
being examined by police.

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    Alvaro Arzu Irigoyen
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