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Radio journalist receives death threat following report on "narco-terrorism"

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 2 October 2007, Radio Libertad journalist Angélica Reyes, who hosts the programme "Dialogando con el pueblo", received a death threat through the transmission cabin telephone while she was broadcasting her programme live. The incident took place in Tocache, in San Martín region of northeastern Peru.

The journalist had just finished interviewing the representative of Amnesty International for Peru, who gave his opinion about the victims of "tramperos", explosive traps that, according to the government's counter-drug agency, are installed by narco-terrorists to prevent the eradication of coca leaf in the region. During September, a farmer was killed and a child was wounded, both victims of these traps.

The journalist asked the governor of Tocache for protection.

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