ADDED ON: 09/29/2020

Journalist who condemned anti-LGBTQ violence, corruption in Honduras murdered

09/29/2020 | Washington Blade

A journalist in Honduras who publicly condemned anti-LGBTQ violence has been killed. CNN en Español reported two men on a motorbike shot Luis Almendares three times in Comayagua, a city that is less than two hours northwest of Tegucigalpa, the Central American country’s capital. on Sunday. Almendares died at a Tegucigalpa hospital the following day. Honduran media reports indicate the two men shot Almendares while he was doing a Facebook Live video. Criterio, an online Honduran newspaper, reported Almendares “was very known in the municipality of Comayagua for denouncing business owners and the area’s politicians, in particular on issues of corruption and drug trafficking.”

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