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Haitian Radio Host Shot to Death


A popular Haitian radio host has been murdered in the Caribbean nation's capital, Port-au-Prince.

Caraibes FM radio personality, theater figure and publicist Francois Latour was shot in the stomach after being kidnapped on his way home Tuesday.

A Haitian police spokesman called the murder a sign of the resurgence of criminal killings in the capital. He added that the authorities are ready and willing to take appropriate measures to deal with it.

Latour's killing follows last week's murder of another prominent radio journalist Alix Joseph, who was the manager of Radio Provinciale in Gonaives.

Thousands of demonstrators staged a protest Tuesday over Joseph's assassination in the northern port town.

The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti has condemned the attack and pledged to help authorities investigate and prosecute the killers.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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