Mayor of Dolores, Copan, Assassinated

Various media outlets have reported that Santiago Mejia, a Nationalist mayor whose municipality was Dolores (in the department of Copan) has been assassinated.

He was with his wife when he was shot while driving. Mejia was a regional leader, whose duties including hosting at least one meeting of mayors throughout Copan. At this point in time the identities of the individuals responsible has not been reported, nor have any possible motives.

This is a tragic situation and one that is a developing story. In the hours and days to come one can only hope that the attacker(s) are captured and brought to justice.

A photo of the mayor, taken from La Prensa.

A photo of the mayor, taken from La Prensa.

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