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Honduran journalist, a target of violent attacks, is granted asylum in Canada

June 14, 2010 |  9:19 am

A prominent Honduran journalist who supported the 2009 coup against President Manuel Zelaya has been granted asylum in Canada and has moved to Toronto, reports the blog Journalism in the Americas.

Karol Cabrera, who moved on Friday, was targeted repeatedly during a spate of violent attacks on journalists in Honduras that had left six dead since March, as La Plaza previously reported. Cabrera's pregnant daughter was killed by unknown assailants during an attack in December.

"This is a new challenge,'' Cabrera told the Miami Herald. "But it's like a new opportunity, the beginning of a new and exciting life for me and my children. I have confidence that we all will do well.'"

-- Daniel Hernandez, in Mexico City