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Latino Daily News

Wednesday August 3, 2011

Killing of DR TV Host, Makes for 20th Journalist Killed in Latin America in 2011

Killing of DR TV Host, Makes for 20th Journalist Killed in Latin America in 2011

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On Tuesday the body of a Dominican Republic TV host, Jose Agustin Silvestre was found in a pond with two gun shots to the head, making him the 20th journalist killed in Latin America thus far in 2011.

Silvestre was the host of “The Voice of Truth” on Cana TV and was known to push the envelope in reporting.  In May of this year he was arrested for slander when he accused the local prosecutor of having drug trafficking ties.

Reports indicate that the 51 year old Silvestre was dragged into a vehicle and witnesses report hearing gunshots coming from the car, later his body was found in the city of La Romana.