Press: The Deadliest Beat

For Colombian journalists, covering the drug story can be fatal

Jorge Enrique Pulido, 44, producer of the Bogota TV news show Mundo Vision, and anchorwoman Ximena Godoy, 20, had just finished a Sunday broadcast. As Pulido halted his cream Renault sedan at a stoplight two blocks from the government-owned Inravision studios, a man waiting on a red Suzuki motorcyle dismounted and opened fire. Bullets from a 9-mm Ingram submachine gun hit Pulido in the throat and shoulder and struck Godoy in the leg. The gunman and an accomplice sped off on the motorcycle, as a passerby drove the victims to the hospital. By week's end Godoy was in stable condition, but...

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