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SANTO DOMINGO.- The famous journalist Julio Martinez Pozo today denounced an alleged plot against his life orchestrated by a senior Dominican Government official whose name did not reveal, who would have contracted a "recognized killer" who is involved in several bloody crimes.

National Police chief Bernardo Santana said that he is ready to provide police protection for Martinez Pozo and his relatives and announced an investigation.

It is not the first time that the recognized journalist denounces a plot against his life.

In the popular morning radio program which he co-hosts, Martinez Pozo said that a "recognized killer" has been contracted to kill him, supposedly the same on involved in the disappearance and presumed murder of the journalist Narciso González in 1994.

He said that he will visit Justice minister Radhamés Jiménez today to provide the details of the presumed plot against his life.

The journalist said that the attitude against him stems from his position against the preparations for reelections of president Leonel Fernandez.

Martinez Pozo is a veteran journalist who produces several TV programs, has worked for several major Dominican newspapers, and even for the newspaper of the governing PLD party, Vanguardia del Pueblo.

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