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Another murder, with a difference: Orlando Sierra, deputy editor of La Patria in Manizales, became the second journalist murdered in Colombia this year when he died Feb. 2, three days after two gunmen shot him in the head and abdomen. On Feb. 8, authorities charged Fernando Soto Zapata with the killing. When the suspect was arrested, he first offered police a bribe, then named Luis Arley Ortiz Orozco as his paymaster on the assassination. Ortiz Orozco was arrested, but released without charge. ... Also in Colombia, the Lima, Peru-based Institute for Peace and Society reported, Alfonso Pardo, a reporter for the weekly Voz, was able to trace two threatening calls last month to cell phones owned by the military. ... The body of famed newspaper columnist Julio Morales Ferron, 79, was found in the Mexico City offices of the Mexican Radio and Television Association, of which he was president. He had been gagged and tortured, and his neck had been slit. Morales Ferron wrote under the pen name Severo Miron ("Tough Onlooker") for the afternoon daily, El Sol del Mediodia. …

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