Radio journalist Fausto Gabriel Alcaraz, 28, was shot to death on Friday, May 16 near his home in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, about 460 km from Paraguay’s capital La Asunción. The journalist was known for exposing corruption and drug trafficking activities in the region through his programme at Radio Amambay.

The National Police said that Alcaraz was shot 12 times by two unidentified men riding a motorcycle, according to Amambay Noticias. In April 2013, a photographer working for the city was shot to death in the same town for attempting to investigate criminal activity along the border.