Journalist and wife murdered
A Guatemalan TV journalist and his wife were murdered by gunmen who shot them as they rode a motorbike, police said. Hamilton Hernandez, a presenter with a local cable station, was riding with his spouse Herlina Gonzalez through a forested area near the town of Coatepeque, southwest of the capital, when they were attacked. The motives of the killings were not known, a police spokesperson said. A non-governmental organisation, Centro Civitas, said it was the ninth murder of a journalist in Guatemala this year. It called 2016 a “terrible year” for the profession.