Kidnapped Ecuadorean Journalists Confirmed Dead

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno has confirmed that three Ecuadorean journalists kidnapped by a splinter FARC group have been killed.

Javier Ortega, Paúl Rivas and Efraín Segarra, who worked for the Ecuadorean newspaper El Comercio, were kidnapped more than two weeks ago in the Colombia-Ecuador bordea area by a dissident FARC group that has not signed on to ongoing peace process in Colombia. The group was working in Mataje, in the northern province of Esmeraldas, when they were kidnapped. Ortega, a 36-year old journalist, photographer Rivas, aged 45, and their driver Segarra, 60, were last seen on March 26.

“With a heavy heart, I regret to inform you that the 12 hour deadline has…

Original published: 2018-04-14 17:45:57 Read the full Buenos Aires News here


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