Fernando Vidal, a 70-year-old Bolivian radio host, was on air when he was attacked and his studio was set on fire. Vidal suffered second-degree burns as a result of the attack.
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Vidal, a former mayor of Yacuiba, Bolivia, is a popular radio host with a regular program that airs from the Radio Popular studio, reports The Associated Press. During Monday's midday program, Vidal was attacked by three masked men. The attack may be part of a larger orchestrated attack against Vidal due to his anti-corruption stance.
According to Esteban Farfan, the victim's son-in-law, the attack occurred during an interview Vidal was having with two women about possible corruption among customs police officers. The three masked men broke into the studio and set it on fire. One of the men was also firing a gun, reports AP. Vidal was burned as he attempted to stop the fire.
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