Body of Honduras journalist found; 45th killed since 2003
A Honduran reporter who went missing over the weekend has been found dead, the 45th journalist killed
Herlyn Espinal, 33, who worked as a correspondent for the daily television program “Hoy Mismo” was found dead in his car in Santa Rita near the northwestern city of San Pedro Sula, authorities said yesterday.
They said he was reported missing Sunday when he failed to come home after dining at a local restaurant with friends.
Honduras, in addition to being one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, is the world’s most deadly, with 79 homicides per 100,000 according to national crime statistics.