New Death Threats against Community Journalists in El Salvador
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Our allies in the Cabañas, El Salvador are very concerned about a recent wave of death threats against members Radio Victoria, a community radio station, which is an invaluable source of information to the rural communities in Cabañas. Members of the collective have been outspoken against the fraud and corruption of local right-wing politicians, as well as against Pacific Rim Mining's proposed gold mines. In the past two weeks, Marixela Ramos and Pablo Ayala have received multiple death threats against them and their family members by a group identifying itself as an "extermination group," telling them to leave the radio station immediately. The threats have been made primarily through text messages; written threats have also been slipped under the door of the radio station.