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Latino Daily News

Monday July 2, 2012

AP Intern, Armando Montano, Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances in Mexico City

AP  Intern, Armando Montano, Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances in Mexico City

Photo: AP Summer Intern Armando Montano Dies in Mexico City

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Associated Press is mourning the sudden and tragic death of one of its interns, Armando Montano, in Mexico City whose body was found in an elevator shaft.  The cause of death is not currently known. 

The 22-year-old Coloradoan was working in Mexico City as a news intern for the wire service covering news throughout Mexico.  His body was found in the Colonia Condesa in the building where he was residing.

The Colonia Condesa is considered one of Mexico City’s chicest neighborhoods and the favorite amongst young professionals.  Condesa is located near the historic center of the capital. 

The U.S. Embassy is said to be monitoring the death investigation.

Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of the AP, said, “The loss of this vibrant young journalist is a shock to his colleagues and the long list of people who called Armando friend.”

Montano was a graduate of Grinnell College and had also interned for the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Colorado Independent and The Seattle Times.  According to AP he was planning on pursuing a journalism Master’s degree in Spain this upcoming Fall.