BUENOS AIRES – A prominent member of the Bolivian expatriate community in Argentina was killed on Thursday in an attempted robbery, police said.
Fernando Zalles, 33, an announcer at a radio station serving Bolivian immigrants, was shot in the face by one or more assailants who tried to steal his car.
The crime occurred in the Flores neighborhood on the west side of the Argentine capital.
The Bolivian Embassy in Buenos Aires issued a statement offering condolences to the family of Zalles, “a distinguished and valued social communicator,” and asked Argentine authorities to track down those responsible for the killing.
Argentina, a nation of some 40 million, is host to an estimated 2 million Bolivians, most of them employed in poorly paying, arduous occupations. EFE