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Suspected Colombian Rebels Kill Journalist

Suspected rebels killed a journalist and wounded another after the vehicle in which the reporters were traveling failed to stop at a roadblock in southern Colombia, officials said. The radio reporters were traveling on Friday from Puerto Caicedo to Puerto Asis in Putumayo state, Jairo Obando, a parish priest in Puerto Asis, told RCN Radio on Saturday. Rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, shot at the vehicle when it failed to stop, killing 25-year-old Carlos Benavidez, he said. Benavidez worked for the community radio station Manantial Estereo, which is run by the Roman Catholic diocese in Putumayo. He was planning to cover Saturday’s town hall meeting between President Alvaro Uribe and regional officials, Obando said. Full Story

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