A group of masked people entered the station Monday night and brought under the guard without harming him, said news coordinator Luis Vallejo. Vallejo said this was the third attack against Radio America since the coup against ousted president Manuel Zelaya.
Radio America is the second most important news chain in Honduras. A bomb was set in the parking lot of its main office in Tegucigalpa in mid August. In early July, its station in the northwest department of Olancho was damaged by unknown people. Vallejo said Radio America condemned such attacks against it and any other media, because it was a crime against the freedom of press.”
Since the coup, radio stations, TV channels and newspapers have been attacked with home-made bombs. In mid July, three Molotov cocktails exploded in the office of the El Heraldo newspaper, and a car distributing the La Tribuna daily paper was set on fire in the department of Olancho.
The TV channel Canal 36 in La Ceiba and Radio Globo were temporarily interrupted due to attacks on their equipment as well.