Honoring The Fallen:

Armando Montano

It’s never easy reading about someone’s passing. Especially someone within our own field.

Armando Montano, 22, was found dead in an elevator shaft yesterday morning (July 1) in Mexico City. He was working there as a news intern for The Associated Press for the summer. The investigation of his death is being conducted by Mexican authorities and monitored by the U.S. embassy.

 Montano, a resident of Colorado Springs, covered stories including the shooting of three federal policemen in Mexico City’s international airport. He was not on assignment at the time of his death and had plans to attend a master’s degree program at the University of Barcelona in the fall.

Marjorie Miller, the AP’s Latin America editor based in Mexico City, said in an AP article on The Washington Post’s website, “[Armando] absolutely loved journalism and was soaking up everything he could. In his short time with the AP, he won his way into everyone’s hearts with his hard work, his effervescence and his love of the profession.”

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