Ecuador: President confirms death of kidnapped journalists

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno confirmed the death of two journalists and a driver thought to have been kidnapped by Colombian rebels, during a press conference in Quito on Friday. «With great sorrow, I regret to inform you that the twelve hours have passed and we are yet to receive proof of life and unfortunately we have information that confirms the killing of our fellow countrymen,» said... Еще Moreno, reading from a pre-prepared statement. «We will not let them intimidate us,» concluded the president. Javier Ortega (reporter), Paul Rivas (photographer) and Efrain Segarra (driver) all worked for Ecuador's El Comercio newspaper. They were taken near the village of Mataje on 26 March reportedly by a dissident faction of the FARC. Ecuadorian authorities have offered a reward of $100,000 for information leading to the capture of a rebel leader using the alias Guacho.

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