Libardo Montenegro

The 20-year veteran journalist who presented the morning program El Despertador of the Samaniego Estéreo radio station Estéreo, based in the department of Nariño, was murdered by hired assassins. The community radio station where Montenegro worked is part of the initiative Radios Para la Paz, a platform that seeks to strengthen the presence of community media through proposals linked to peace and culture.

The crime took place in the context of an upsurge in violence in the department, where 18 social leaders and human rights defenders were murdered in 2019.